The exhibition of works by the famous graphic artist — master of book illustrations,
prints and ex-libris Stan Yurchenko — «Udmurtia — the land of ancient and modern»
will be open in the exhibition hall of the Izhevsk Art Gallery from February 15 to
April 15. Negotiations are underway for a tour of the exhibition in European countries
in late spring-early summer 2021.
The exposition is timed to the 70th anniversary of the master’s birth.
Honored Artist Stan Yurchenko was born in Riga (Latvia), but became a truly Udmurt
and Izhevsk artist. He is the creator of a unique collection of graphics dedicated
to the people and cities of the Udmurt Republic.
“It was in Udmurtia that he first turned to the topic of ancient Finno-Ugric rituals
and beliefs, embodied in the best engravings of the Udmurt Antiquity series;
experienced a new surge in creativity, using the technique of color etching
in the work with easel engraving, interestingly revealed in the series
«Secrets of the Forest». In addition to easel prints, the artist was
engaged in the art of book illustration. Books and albums with his works,
including those on local history, were published in the second half of the
20th century in the Central and North-West book publishers,” said Dmitry
Pastukh, scientific secretary of the Izhevsk Art Gallery.
The artist’s works are in the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, in republican
museums, art museums in many cities of Russia, in private collections in Russia
Book signs by Stanislav Yurchenko were included in anthologies of Russian and
European ex-libris of the 20th century, they were exhibited in Japan and the GDR,
Bulgaria and Finland, Poland and Italy.
The opening of the exhibition «Images of Native Udmurtia» in the branch of the
Izhevsk Art Gallery at 13 Pravdy Street will begin on February 15 at 15.00.