When: Jan 26 - Feb 16, 2015
Where: N2N Gallery, Nation Towers Galleria, Abu Dhabi
The exhibition is a collection of 30 oil paintings by Igor Shipilin, a Russian acclaimed artist with works displayed in the most prestigious museums of Russia including the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA).
The artist’s first solo exhibition “Life by the Sea” represents the best features of Crimean artistic tradition. His favorite genres are landscape and still life, and he is revered as a master in a range of graphical and pictorial arts, including oil painting and watercolor. The artist has a deep appreciation for the open air work. His paintings can be considered as psychological landscape, where by showing his native land, he tells the audience about the eternal – motherland and faith.
Born in 1961, Igor Shipilin is educated in the field of arts including the Ilya Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad, and the Moscow Academy of Printing. He has been involved in professional exhibitions since 1986.
Igor is also the chairman of the regional artist’s union in Sevastopol, holds diploma merited by the Russian Academy of Art, and has a title of an Honored artist of Crimea. He is an active member of his local art scene, both as a leader, a mentor and an artist, having founded the “League of watercolors of Crimea” in 2001, lead countless plein airs, and participated and sometimes supervised over 100 exhibitions, out of which 20 have been solo exhibitions.
The exhibition is hosted under the patronage of Dr. Hamed bin Mohamed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi by N2N Gallery.
Sunday – Wednesday 10.00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday & Saturday 10.00 am – 12:00 am
Fridays 02.00 pm – 11.00 pm