Nesterova Natalia Igorevna (born in 1944, Moscow).
Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1999).
Natalia Nesterova represents ‘carnavalism’, a current in the Soviet art of 1970s and 80s that applied surrealistic techniques to tamper into the canons of socialist realism. She graduated in 1962 from the secondary art school at the Surikov Moscow State Art Institute and entered this institute where she studied from 1962 to 1968 under D. Zhilinskiy. She regularly participated in exhibitions, including youth ones; from 1984 on she exhibited her works in West Germany and other western countries. Her style was greatly influenced upon by primitivism and naïve art (especially Niko Pirosmanashvili); T.Nazarenko was among the modern artists who had a substantial impact on Nesterova's early work. In the early 1970s Natalia Nesterova made herself a name with pictures travestying the clichés of the socialist realist thematic picture and highlighting the absurdity of Soviet life.
The artist’s works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Guggenheim museum in New York and in many other large collections of modern art.
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