"There are flowing trees, far but close horizons, muddy images as if through a narrowed eye in Natalia’s Bulanova artworks. The borders are blurred, the outlines are only slightly recognizable, but it doesn't matter. The most important is mood. moment. Feelings.
There is a lot of nature. There is always a promise of something will happen or just will be. Spring will come, summer will end, winter is right now. And all is ideal just as it is."
Iryna Antoniuk, gallerist
Natalia Bulanova is a contemporary graphic artist, member of the Russian Pastel Union (NSP) since 2019.
Natalia works in the technique of dry pastel, printed graphics, photography. Artist’s artworks are worlds, something inaccessible, left far in childhood, but returns to a loved one in moments of spiritual quest.
In her works, the artist relies on the experience gained in the engineering profession: calibrated compositional plans, lines - like a language of concentration.
“I have designed residential and public spaces. But before they became the contractions of stone or metal, the structures were just lines I drew. The sense is all complicated objects consists of just simple lines.
One of the main mediums Natalia works - is a dry pastel. Pastel gives to artist a sense of belonging, a feeling of the inextricable connection between, born in the head, fingertips and a sheet of paper. Natalia turns the conservative pastel technique into a space for experimentation, move into the medium, analogy to watercolor or collage.
Trees are everywhere in the artist's world. The tree is a metaphor for personality. The crown is the result of external and internal things: society, family and personality. The tree trunk - the inner core, what everything rests on.
2021 - “SENSITIVE. The nature of reviews”, Art Gallery, Naberezhnye Chelny
2020 - "From line to color", "#Artstena", Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia
2021 - "Intersection", 7th competition exhibition of the NSP, gallery "Exposed", Moscow, Russia
2021 - "Graphics", gallery "Bogorodskoye", Moscow, Russia
2020 - "Intersections", 5th competition exhibition of the NSP, gallery "Exposed", Moscow, Russia
2020 - Eco-art festival "Another Reality", Museum of Contemporary Art ARTMUZA, St. Petersburg, Russia
2020 - “From the depths. Deprofundis”, exhibition of the National Union of Artists and the Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow. Moscow, Russia
2020 - International exhibition "Letterpress 2020", Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia
2019 – 1st, 2nd NSP Competitive Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
2019 - 34th IAPS Competition (International Advertising of Pastel Communities), USA
2019 - "Artist of the Year", Art Gallery, Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia
2018 - "Artist of the Year", Art Gallery, Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia
Letter of thanks from the Department of Culture of the Executive Committee of Naberezhnye Chelny for active participation in the artistic life of the city in 2019
Project "Name" (on-line project-interview about the masters of Russia), 2019 https://nameofrus.blogspot.com/p/vk.html
Chelny 24, special exhibition report, 2021 https://youtu.be/unGMd_4V1Y0
Collection of State Picture Painting of Naberezhnye Chelny
Private collections in Russia, Georgia, USA.