Attendees of local art schools painted the Russian unique periclase brick production facilities, the product manufacture department, aerial ropeway and other department Magnezit overlooking from the road to DOF. The plein-air coordinated by the Tomsk artist Lukia Murina that came to our town to take part in Satka:  Crossroad project was held May 11.

Lukia offered the children to make an industrial sketch with the colored lining. – In my opinion, this is a rather fast and efficient option to make a high-quality work in today’s severe weather conditions. This is how the end result will approximately look like, – the artist shows her own work performed using this technique. - You can choose any color you like. Just like paint: whether it is water color, gouache or oil. For example, I prefer acryl and tempera…

After finding a convenient place on the hill opening the full view to the entire site of the new factory, plein-air participants are choosing a piece of the industrial panorama and start working. Following Lukia’s instructions, the first thing they do is sketching the outline of industrial facilities with the lead pencil. Then they painted it with color of their choice. And finally, they draw three dimensions of the buildings with the brush marker. Undoubtedly, the today’s event is a new experience for all participants, including Lukia.

- Some years ago I taught in the art studio, but I have never drawn industrial landscapes with children. For several years, I have been dealing with children very seldom, – the artist recognizes. - I don’t know, if the kids understand the beauty of the industrial landscape, or for them it is just a part the scenery they used to live in. But for me it is a special beauty. These are rhythms, smokes, textures.

- And when did you start showing interest in the industrial painting? – I ask the artist.

- Once I have visited Kemerovo, one of the most industrial cities of Siberia, and just fell in love with the industrial panorama. I have completed my first work and it went fine. It was in Kemerovo, when I first spent plein-airs inside the enterprise, and got work experience in the center of the factory, – Lukia is telling. – Magnezit is the first Ural enterprise I draw from the inside. During the day I spent here I was painting the open cut, panorama of the periclase brick production facilities, rotary furnaces and other landmark enterprise facilities.  Before that, I was working just with panoramic views opening to everyone, for example from the window of the train or bus.

Plein-airs is immersing in the very heart of the factory, when you can discern the details, feel the scale. This is more than just a line of pipes on the horizon. The children were working quite fast. In as little as an hour and a half one could recognize the department situated in the site of the new factory.

- I have already been at Magnezit, where my father works, but have never drawn the enterprise. That is why, when I was offered to take part in the industrial landscape plein-air, I agreed right away. And I did it right. Above all, I have learnt a very interesting technique from the artist and tried to work with it. I am satisfied with the result, – Ivan Nikiforov, a participant of the plein-air from Mezhevoy Children School of Art, comments on the event. – Today everything is interesting to me, since it’s the first time that I am drawing an industrial landscape, and the first time I am trying this technique. In the art school we are taught classical painting. Today’s work coordinated by an experienced tutor extended my knowledge bank, – Ksenia Demeneva, a student of the Children School of Art, shares her impressions.

Lukia Murina is a drawing artist, fine art expert, author of criticism publications and lectures on modern art of Siberia, exhibition project coordinator, co-author of Burn Impossible to Store initiative.

She was born April 7, 1987 in Podgornoye village of the Tomsk Region. She lives and works in Tomsk.

In 2007, she graduated the Shishkov’s Tomsk Regional College of Culture and Art with major I Painting. In 2013, she graduated the Altai State University with major in Art Studies. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Union of Russian Artists.

In 2015 and 2016, together with Nikolay Isaev, she had solo exhibitions in Tomsk and Novosibirsk.

Her works can be found in collection of the Tomsk Regional Fine Art Museum and private collections of Russia.


Ksenia Maximova.

Source: Magnezitovets