#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the courtyard of a high-rise building on Pushkin street, 12, a tinting process has been going on for a week. The artist from the Moscow Art and Industry Academy named after Stroganov Pavel Yudin and his team are painting four entrance groups here.
At the entrances of the house on Pushkin, 12, images of the Taimyr seasons will appear: winter, spring, summer and autumn. The tenants themselves wanted this; the Norilsk Development Agency picked up their idea.
The NDA is engaged in another project within framework of the Norilsk master plan with the support of Nornickel. This time, the path was truly popular: first, a request was formed from the residents of the house, which, with the participation of the NDA, was decided to improve.
Further, the agency signed an agreement with a team of artists headed by Pavel Yudin, a teacher of the Monumental Painting Department at the Stroganov Moscow Art and Industry Academy. His team was ready to take on all the work – from the formation of sketches to the absolute implementation of the plan.
A few days ago, the walls at the entrance groups were prepared. The whole process will take about three weeks.
Pavel Yudin, known to Norilsk for his projects, says that he made sketches of the four seasons, inspired by the Taimyr tundra and slightly strengthening some details. He ended up with a fantasy landscape.
The artist admits that the weather in Norilsk is difficult and specific – winds, extreme frosts. However, for this there is a practice associated with monumental painting in such latitudes. Moreover, Pavel Yudin has a big experience in working in the northern climate, like a large-scale work on the restoration of mosaic panels on the buildings on Komsomolskaya street – Cosmos, Olympians and others.
The territory of the courtyard is open, but the organizers of the process hope that vandalism will be avoided.
Text: Marina Horoshevskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko