Alla Lipatova

Alla Lipatova

Saint-Petersburg
About the artist
1960 - born in Perm, in the Urals.

1984 - graduated from the Ryazan Art School.

Alla Lipatova worked as a graphic designer and as a teacher at an art studio. She participated in archaeological expeditions in the Caucasus and Khakassia. During a long period of time, the artist worked in tempera painting and restoration of icons.

Since 1989 Lipatova lives and works in Saint Petersburg.

The artist's works are found in numerous private collections in Russia, Italy, France, Switzerland and Canada.


Personal exhibitions:

2011 - 'Classics Game,' Derzhavin Museum, Saint Petersburg

1999 - Luke & A Gallery, London

1992 - Gallery 'Nevsky 20,' Saint Petersburg


Exhibitions:

2011 - Art-Manege, Rostra Gallery, Central Exhibition Centre 'Manege,' Moscow

2011 - 'Christmas Fair,' Central House of Artists on Krymsky Val, Moscow

1999 - Art of Saint Petersburg, S.P.AS Gallery, Saint Petersburg

1992 - Apartment Exhibition. Nab. Fontanka, 52, Saint Petersburg


Art critic's comment

The graphic quality of Alla Lipatova's paintings combines with the subtle game of colours. The artist works in the traditional technique of oil painting, combining it with a complex gilding technique, which has been used in Russian icon painting over the centuries. The use of these techniques gives Lipatova’s paintings an air of refined decorativeness and noble sophistication. The author's style and the sense of colour were formed largely during archaeological research trips to study ancient cultures in Armenia, Khakassia and Adygea.

Alla Lipatova’s paintings would never overwhelm viewers with complex symbols and philosophical concepts. On the contrary, her artworks realise our dream of beauty and convey the elusive magnificance of the universe, through detailed appreciation of architecture, music, historical costumes and still-lives. The architectural motifs in Lipatova’s paintings remind us about the infinity of the universe, whereas the motif of the clock is associated with the transience of time and the fragility of life.