Nostalgic paintings about USSR by Angela Dzherikh
Angela Dzherikh is a talented artist from Donetsk. Currently lives in Moscow. Talent for drawing appeared in early childhood of Angela. At the age of 27 she moved to Moscow, where she began her professional artistic activity. Currently, nostalgic paintings about USSR by Angela Dzherikh are in private collections of art lovers in Russia, Ukraine, Japan, USA and Europe. The nature of these works can be called nostalgic. Her paintings belong to the era of the USSR and the people who are especially spiritual in purity and sincerity. People in her pictures fall in love, suffer, feel happy or sad, go about their daily chores. The images in her works are real and true, and the stories are very subtle. It seems that it is not just pretty pictures of the fantasy of the artist, but real memories from the past, so realistic they are and can raise long-forgotten memories from the depths of our own memory.
50-year-old Russian artist, a native of Donetsk, won the hearts of the world with her oil paintings of the USSR – it’s just a trip to the Soviet past! Creativity of Angela Dzherikh – a great technique, a variety of subjects, as well as a love for the realities of the Soviet era, which she recreates and reinvents with humor. Looking at her drawings, with remarkable thoroughness reflecting everyday life of the USSR, you are unwittingly transported to 30-40 years ago. Love for the Soviet Union Angela Dzherikh explains simply: “There was my childhood, there were alive favorite people, and I was happy with them.”
The main object of creativity of Angela Dzherikh, as you see, people. A simple man who can fall in love, sad, might be wrong. But despite the apparent simplicity and naivete, her paintings are very multidimensional. Somewhere they resemble the films of Fellini and Bergman with their typical women in search of happiness, somewhere – surreal paintings of Dali. But at the same time they are very close, intimate and bright.