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Gothic naive artist Pavel Nikolayev

An angel with a bird. Materials - Ceramic tiles, tile printing, wood, author's technique of sublimation printing. Handmade work by Gothic naive artist Pavel Nikolayev. Novorossiysk, Russia

An angel with a bird. Materials – Ceramic tiles, tile printing, wood, author’s technique of sublimation printing. Handmade work by Gothic naive artist Pavel Nikolayev. Novorossiysk, Russia

Gothic naive artist Pavel Nikolayev
Novorossiysk based artist Pavel Nikolayev has been painting since the age of five. According to the artist himself, he can’t imagine his life without paints, and generally, without art. Meanwhile, inspired by the work of old masters, he created his own style, resembling “gothic naive”. Although the artist experiments in different styles, yet his works in Gothic naive are something special. In particular, “An Angel with a Bird” – originally painted on wood, and then, by means of sublimation, the author made a print from it. Next, he transferred the image onto the ceramic tiles under the influence of high temperature and pressure. Such technique makes it possible to create bright and durable panel.

Stunning ceramic tile. Author's work -Celebration. Work by Russian artist Pavel Novikov

Celebration. Stunning ceramic tile. Author work by Russian Gothic naive artist Pavel Nikolayev

Noteworthy, Pavel Nikolayev prefers painting on wood to traditional canvases. Besides, the aesthetics of the past centuries, the subjects and style of the Middle Ages are main inspiration for the artist. Imprinted on wooden canvases, his medieval characters observe our world with an alienated look. Detached and distrustful, they realize that their time has long since disappeared. Valuable and interesting, the art created by Pavel Nikolayev is a constant dialogue between the present and past. Undoubtedly, such silent contemplation gives a viewer a great aesthetic pleasure.

Gothic naive artist Pavel Nikolayev

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