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Ekaterina Solod

Born: 1985

Hometown: Krasnodar

Based in: Krasnodar

My name is Ekaterina Solod. I am a Russian artist. I was born in 1985 in a small town in the south of Russia. I went through the traditional path of the artist - an art studio, an art school, a university.
In 2000 I entered the Krasnodar Art College. Since then I have been living and working in Krasnodar. After graduating from art college, I worked in a design bureau, combining work and study at the Kuban State University at the Faculty of Art and Graphics.
In 2019 I decided to focus directly on my creative work. Since then, I have been active in exhibition activities. I regularly participate in Russian and international exhibitions. I continue to develop and receive additional self-education in the field of contemporary art.
I am learning Korean language.

The main theme of my work is working with the mental and physical memory of the body by immersing a person in the moment of "here and now" through the color, light, texture and texture of the materials used. This is a conversation with my "I", which can become a bridge to the point of my inner balance. This is the desire to find a balance between the space of a white canvas, a graphic line and a bright spot of color, as between a blank sheet of life and a trace of a person in space.
I work in oils, watercolors and pastels. Tactile sensations are important to me when working with materials: texture, texture, stroke, pastosity when working with oils; fluidity, transparency, unpredictability of watercolor, when the material itself suggests the way; rustling and rubbing of crayons, dissolution of borders and a clear thin contour when working with soft materials.
For me, creativity is the way to myself in the reality around me. Measuring life with light and shadow, color, rhythm and space. Proof that I exist. My inspiration, like a mosaic in a kaleidoscope, consists of pieces of information around me — sensual, visual, tangible.
The purpose of my work is to give the viewer the opportunity to immerse themselves in the moment “here and now”, leave the external behind the scenes and get a new experience of attunement with oneself.


EDUCATION:
— 2005-2011 — Kuban State University, Faculty of Art and Graphics, Krasnodar.
— 2000-2004 — Krasnodar Art College, graphic design department, Krasnodar.

UNION MEMBERSHIP:
— Member of National Pastel Society of Russia;
— Member of Watercolor Union of Russia;
— Member of the Union of Avant-Garde Artists (Krasnodar);
— Member of the Association of Kuban Artists (Krasnodar).

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:
2022:
— «I want it differently», Krasnodar regional art museum of F.A. Kovalenko, Krasnodar.
2020:
— «Crimean Holidays», Art Gallery MAS, Novorossiysk.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2022:
— «Results of 2022», the 6th reporting exhibition of the Union of Avant-Garde Artists, the art center Bronze Horse, Krasnodar;
— «Weightlessness», Fedini Gallery, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow;
— «Pentahedron», an exhibition of residents of the Art Residence «Maskaga», Art Gallery MAS, Novorossiysk;
— «Intersections 2022», Exposed Gallery, Moscow;
— «WOW!», Here on Taganka gallery , Moscow;
— «Art — in the house!», Bogorodskoe Gallery, Moscow;
— «Future», A3 gallery, Moscow;
— «Art Patrol North», Omelchenko Gallery, Moscow.

2021:
— «Intersections 2021», Exposed Gallery, Moscow;
—«Watercolor stories of Krasnodar 2021», Krasnodar regional art museum of F.A. Kovalenko, Krasnodar;
— Tirana International Watercolor Biennale 4 «VIZart», Tirana, Albania.

2020:
— 1st International Biennale of watercolor art «Your Identity through watercolor», Poland;
— Exhibition «Memories of Spring», Antique Center on Sadovy, Moscow;
— Exhibition «Watercolor stories of Krasnodar», Krasnodar regional art museum of F.A. Kovalenko, Krasnodar;
— 1st international watercolor festival AquaZoom 2020, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia.

2019:
— Exhibition «Christmas dreams», Art-Soyuz Gallery, Krasnodar;
— Exhibition of the Association of Kuban Artists «Art of the XXI century», Krasnodar Regional Exhibition Hall;
— Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Tirana, Albania.

ART RESIDENCES:
2023:
— Art residence MASKAGA, Krasnodar region, Russia.

 



Ekaterina Solod In The Studio

My studio is located at home. It is so convenient for me when at any time I can come to the studio and start a new artwork or continue the old one or just read something, go over it, recharge with creative energy. It is my world.

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More About Ekaterina Solod

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My inspiration, like a mosaic in a kaleidoscope, consists of pieces of information around me — sensual, visual, tangible.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

My creative process very often brings me into depth. And my hands themselves paint what I don’t have time to think about. Later comes the stage of comprehension, analysis. And the main thing is to stop on time. Having done enough. And leave to my viewer space for thought.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Tactility. Color. Light.

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Nikolay Feshin, Konstantin Korovin, Gerhard Richter

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My hands

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Find your true self in your art.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

My inspiration, like a mosaic in a kaleidoscope, consists of pieces of information around me — sensual, visual, tangible.


Collections Featuring Ekaterina Solod

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Credentials

Education

Kuban State University

Russia, 2011

Krasnodar Art College

Russia, 2004

Awards

Laureate of watercolor festival AquaZoom 2000, Russia

2020

The 3rd place at the XXVII “Russian Art Week”, Russia

2019

Exhibitions

«Intersections 2021», «Exposed» Gallery, Moscow

Russia, 2021

«Watercolor stories of Krasnodar 2021», Krasnodar regional art museum of F.A. Kovalenko, Krasnodar

Russia, 2021

21th Japanese International Online Exhibition of watercolor art, JIWI, Niigata

Japan, 2021

Tirana International Watercolor Biennale 4 «VIZart», Tirana

Albania, 2021

1st International Biennale of watercolor art «Your Identity through watercolor»

Poland, 2020

Exhibition «Memories of Spring», «Antique Center on Sadovy», Moscow

Russia, 2020

Exhibition «Watercolor stories of Krasnodar», Krasnodar regional art museum of F.A. Kovalenko, Krasnodar

Russia, 2020

20th International Watercolor Internet Exhibition 2020, Niigata

Japan, 2020

1st international watercolor festival AquaZoom 2020, Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Russia, 2020

1st international exhibition «Dance with colors 2020», IWS Sare Gallery, Moscow

Russia, 2020

1st exhibition of Russian watercolors, IWS Sare Gallery, Moscow

Russia, 2020

Exhibition «Christmas dreams», «Art-Soyuz» Gallery, Krasnodar

Russia, 2019

Exhibition of the Association of Kuban Artists «Art of the XXI century»

Russia, 2019

Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Tirana

Albania, 2019