Nikolay Petrov

Artist Nikolay Petrov

Almetyevsk
Prize in the nomination "Epic Landscape" - art-contest on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Shugurovsk oil field
Prize in the nomination "Group Portrait" - art-contest on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the WWII
Prize in the nomination "Epic Landscape" - art-contest on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Shugurovsk oil field
Prize in the nomination "Group Portrait" - art-contest on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the WWII
About the artist
Born in 1980, in a family of peasants, and spent his childhood in the village of Ersubaykino, Alametevsky District.

1999 - graduated from the Department of Art and Graphic Arts of Leninogorsk Music and Art Pedagogical College

2003 - graduated from the Faculty of Art and Pedagogics of the Bashkir State Pedagogical University (Ufa)

Since 2004 - worked at the Department of Advertising and Design of the Urban Environment

The artist is the member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the Republic of Tatarstan. He actively participates in plein airs, art fairs and art competitions. His artworks regularly appear at city, republican and regional exhibitions.


Selected exhibitions:

2008 - 10th Regional Exhibition "The Large Volga"

2009 - personal exhibition, Alametyevsk Art Gallery

2013 - exhibition on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Tatneft company

2013 - personal exhibition, Alametievsk

Art critic's comment

The artist masterly applies both classical technology of oil painting and watercolor technique. He is especially attracted to Realism as artistic method. In his paintings, Nikolay Petrov focuses on nature and environment, rural and urban landscapes of his native Republic of Tatarstan and the city of Alametyevsk, which is associated with oil production. The artist seeks to convey the rhythm of life of the oil capital of Tatarstan, where contemporary architecture and broad streets with busy traffic contrast to the cozy courtyards, historical buildings and sculptural monuments. The artist has chosen plein air as his major creative method. He often makes paintings from nature completely. As a result, there is lyrical air of Nikolay Petrov’s paintings, combined with freshness and purity of colour. In his student years, the artist has perfectly mastered the technique of impressionistic study, which allows maintaining freshness of perception of the beauties of nature. These features are also characteristic of Nikolay Petrov’s portraits, still lifes and thematic compositions. However, the main purpose of the artist's observations of nature is not the desire to copy reality, but rather to reveal their own lyrical vision of the world through realistic painting techniques.