From the 10th of January, 2015, the memorial museum of Pavel Chistyakov has been hosting a solo exhibition of art works by Mikhail Filimonenko. The artist attended the studios of such artists as Y.Nashivochkov, Igor Churilov and Konstantin Ilyashevsky. Since 1987 he has been working mainly with painting and graphic techniques: pastel, gouache, color inks and watercolor. In his oeuvre the artist combines the spontaneous and child-like approach to color palette with a hard analytic work. Thus, most of his works while being colorful mosaics still remain solid compositions. The overall artistic approach of the artist is a mixture of observing nature, studying it and using artistic intuition; all at once. The outcome, however, is not a plain copy of reality; it may be a new reality, myth or profound insight on nature in its diversity. Many connections to the art of impressionism, post-impressionism and avant-garde can be found in Mikhail’s art. Yet, the way the artist works is deeply personal and subjective.
Recently the artist has become very keen on abstract art. Non-figurative compositions can be referred to as perfect examples of the meditative part of the artist’s technique, together with the aesthetic study of colors and shapes. This exhibition is open until the 10th of February, 2015 in the memorial museum of Pavel Chistyakov.