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Olga Chernysheva

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Biography of Olga Chernysheva

Olga Chernysheva is a Moscow-born artist with a diverse and rich artistic background.

She received her training in the art of creating animated films at the Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (formerly known as the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography). Additionally, she pursued her studies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Olga Chernysheva has exhibited her art in solo exhibitions worldwide. From "Autoradio" at Foxy Production in New York to "Chandeliers in the Forest" at Secession in Vienna, her shows have made a lasting impact on the art scene. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including "Revolution Every Day" at the Smart Museum of Art at The University of Chicago and "The Travellers" at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.

Olga Chernysheva's Art Style 

Animation, as a means of infusing vitality into the world around us, remains a fundamental principle in Olga Chernysheva's artistic endeavors. She also draws inspiration from the metaphorical visual language employed by classic Soviet filmmakers like Alexander Dovzhenko and Sergei Eisenstein. Chernysheva's artistic influences extend to various movements in art history.

Her diverse body of work, spanning drawing, painting, photography, video, and concise essays complemented by still or moving images, is rooted in meticulous observation of her immediate surroundings. This practice upholds a rich tradition of social realism in Russian culture, distinct from the Socialist Realism that once prevailed as the official artistic doctrine of the USSR. It also carries on the legacy of art as a conduit for critical and compassionate storytelling, often coupled with formal boldness and experimentation.

Her approach to both art and life exudes a subtle sophistication and humor. Notably, one of her sources of inspiration, explored in her diploma work, is the military officer and painter Pavel Fedotov (1815–1852), often referred to as "the Russian Hogarth."