All these 24 paintings were painted in Nizhny Novgorod from August 27 to September 25, 2021. The project continues the traditions of creative trips of the "SOCIETY OF LOVERS OF PAINTING AND DRAWING", created by me together with Ivan Sotnikov in 2004.

During this time, I tried to explore Nizhny Novgorod, and also visited such settlements as Balakhna, Gorodets, Gorokhovets, Diveevo, Arzamas, Oranki, Frolishchi, Makaryevo, Vorsma, Pavlovo, Bolshoe Boldino, Murom, Bolshoye Murashkino, Gorbatov, Katunki and Purekh.

In addition to working on the painting series presented here, I collected materials for the future book "JOURNEY TO NIZHNIY NOVGOROD AND SURROUNDINGS", a kind of author's guide. Several of the first drawings for this book can also be seen in this exhibition. All works are in the collection of Lyubov Vorobieva (Moscow).

Alexander Florensky

Alexander Florensky was born in Leningrad in 1960. In 1982 he graduated from the department of ceramics of the Leningrad Higher Art School named after. Mukhina. One of the organizers of the group of artists "MITKI" (1985). Author of animated films "MITKIMAYER" (1992), "RUSSIAN ALBUM" (2001), "TROPHY FILMS" (2003, co-authored with O. Florenskaya). Since 1994, in collaboration with Olga Florenskaya, she has been working on large-scale projects: "MOVEMENT TOWARDS YYA", "RUSSIAN PATENT", "MOBILE BESTIARY", "RUSSIAN TROPHY", "WILHELM WINTER UNIVERSAL MUSEUM", "INTERIOR ROOMS", "JERUSALEM" etc. In 2004, together with the artist I. Sotnikov, he created the "SOCIETY OF PAINTING AND DRAWING LOVERS". In 2008, together with the printer D. Bugaenko, he created the B&F hand silk-screen printing studio. The works of Alexander Florensky are in the collections of the State Russian Museum and the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin (Moscow), the Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum, etc., as well as in the KIASMA and CITY ART MUSEUM museums (Helsinki) and the VICTORIA & ALBERT museum (London). Collector of works of art by contemporary artists of Russia and Georgia. Lives and works in St. Petersburg and Tbilisi.

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