Batik artist Irina Kazimirova
Shawls, dresses, stoles of hand-painted silk look very nice. Can batik, which is primarily associated with the utilitarian use, stand on a par with the works of classical art painting? Irina Kazimirova – one of the most talented batik artists in Russia. Her work is well known among artists and professionals of decorative art. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the International Association of Art IAA-UNESCO. The latest personal exhibition of Irina Kazimirova “In search of harmony” was the seventh solo exhibition of the artist. Previous were held in Moscow, Erfurt, Paderborn (Germany), Calcutta (India). Irina Kazimirova participated in more than 30 exhibitions in Moscow, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Kostroma, Kazan, Milan, Luxembourg.
Irina Kazimirova was born in the city of Ivanovo, the textile capital of Russia. In 1974 she graduated from the Ivanovo Chemical Technology College in “fabrics design”. After graduating, she began working in the authors’ group of Ivanovskiye artistic workshops of the Art Fund of the Russian Federation, the murals shawls, soaking up the best traditions of painting on fabric, in which Ivanovo land is so rich.
Talented colorist Irina Kazimirova creates not just panels (batik). According to critics, this easel art, the works have an independent nature and are don’t present directly decorative, utilitarian purpose.
World of illusions and fantasies – the basic theme of Irina Kazimirova. In her works she creates a perfect world in which you want to dive and stay in it. Fairy, flower, elegiac scenes attractive by its intricate composition, fine color harmony, a sense of childishness. Objects that surround us, as if reincarnated come to life, sometimes acquiring the joking nature, due to the presence of the grotesque and fairy tales. Works made by the artist, are kindness and joy.
Having absorbed the best traditions, in which the textile region is rich, she was able to create a new image in her works. She is fluent in technology and techniques of painting batik fabric. World of illusion and fantasy – that’s the main theme of creativity of Irina Kazimirova. The artist performs ornate, elegant line, subtle color harmony of fairy tales in batik.