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Tapestry by Andrey Madekin

'Wanderer' 200x140 cm, 2013. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin

‘Wanderer’ 200×140 cm, 2013. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin, Russian artist of applied art

Tapestry by Andrey Madekin
For nearly 30 years Russian artist of applied art Andrey Madekin has woven about forty large tapestries (three square meters) and approximately the same number of small, within one square meter. The main topic for him is Biblical and ancient mythology. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin is inspired by the works of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, the Byzantine iconographic canon. Also by works of masters of the twentieth century – Cubists and meta physicians of early twentieth century – Picasso, Braque, Chirico.
Born in 1963 in Moscow, Andrey Madekin grew up in a family of textile workers. His great-grandfather – Pavel Nikanorovich Derbenyov before the 1917 revolution was a major textile entrepreneur, from 1894 to 1905 was mayor of Ivanovo-Voznesensk, now the city of Ivanovo. Madekin graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts of the Moscow Institute of Technology (MGUS) in 1985. He became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia in 1990. In 2003 worked as a chief artist of the Russian units in the American company “Carpets Design Company”.

Tapestry by  Andrey Madekin

Horse rider. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin

Andrey Madekin participated in many national and international exhibitions, including personal – in Moscow in 1991, 1992, 1995, 2002, 2009; Poland, South Korea, the Netherlands. His works are in the collections of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Tsaritsyno Estate Museum, the Russian State Social University (RSSU), Museum of Textiles in Lodz and fund “Borderlands” in Sejny (Poland), R. Steiner Foundation in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), as well as in many private collections in Russia and other countries. He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts in 2005, honorary diplomas of the Union of Artists of Russia.

Tapestry by Andrey Madekin

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