Ekaterina Nikidis


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Painting, Design ... 1 Followers Member since 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia

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Art for a beautiful life

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Artist Statement

I always emphasise the decorative side of my artworks. But as is often the case in life, behind the luxury cover there is something that one had particularly carefully wanted to hide. Perhaps only the detail will tell you this. And the thing which is usually considered a simple decoration can also be important. I let an ordinary addition play a major role and watch it change along with its status.

The best moments are painful because they will never happen again. The beauty captured in my artworks has never existed at all — it is just a game of consciousness transferred to the material. It is an illusion created with a longing for the past or the never-past.

The figures of the artworks are connected by thin threads of mutual stories. I suggest to the viewer discover them. What are they: some fancy jewellery or a tear disguised as a pearl in gold? I left the question open.

Can art be decorative, but conceal a layer of ideas and be a source for thoughts at the same time? I want to prove that it can. Just let’s see more behind a cover.

I do pay a lot of attention to aesthetics and the concept of beauty. And there is another reason for that. There is a lot of problems and darkness in the world around us. Many artists focus on them. But I think that it is also important to show an alternative. It is important to offer a positive path, and not just condemn reality. So, in addition to philosophy, my art is just the territory of a beautiful life. And I believe that we all need to visit this place sometimes.


Education

2019-2024 The St. Petersburg Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture named after I. Repin at the Russian Academy of Arts. Department of theory and art history, art historian St. Petersburg, Russia
2017-2019 Art Lyceum named after K. Faberge, jeweller St. Petersburg, Russia
2007-2009 ITMO University (LIMTU), specialist in computer graphics St. Petersburg, Russia
Ekaterina Nikidis

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Awards


2020 The winner of the 7th Annual “ALL Botanical” Online Art Competition. The first place for the picture “Unseen No. 4”. United States

Collective Expositions


2020 Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO), ALL Botanical; the publication in the online gallery, a diploma of participation, Digital Award Certificate. United States

2019 Regional Library Lyuben Karavelov. Exhibition of the XV International Ex Libris Competition EX LIBRIS-EX CINEMA; the publication in the exhibition catalogue and a diploma of participation. Ruse, Bulgaria

2019 Great Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists of Saint Petersburg. Calligraphy: yesterday and today; the publication in the exhibition catalogue and a diploma of participation. St. Petersburg, Russia

2019 Russian Art Week, season 2019-autumn; the publication in the online gallery and a certificate of participation. Moscow, Russia