Olga Nenazhivina

Posted by Fabio 29 October 2012

Daughter of a prominent Russian sculptor Valery Nenazhivin, Olga was born in Saratov, Russia in 1966, but her parents soon moved to Far East, to the city of Vladivostok, where Olga grew up, studied and still calls her home. A Child prodigy, she had her first solo show at the age of five and continues to live in art and for art. She has exhibited her work not only in Russia’s Far East, but also in Japan, Canada and in USA. Processing powerful pictorial imagination, excellent technique and taste, Olga Nenazhivina creates graphic work, which is a blend of Western and Eastern artistic sensibilities. It may be added that Easter blood are part of her ethnicity and Eastern aesthetic is natural to her, not something she borrowed.

Her large pen and ink drawings partly resemble medieval tapestries, but have a distinct Eastern flavor. Symbolic in their imagery, they lend themselves to many personal interpretations. “Voyage into the Unknown” – so described Georges Braque the process of painting. Olga Nenazhivina’s drawings are such exciting voyages and following them is a very gratifying experience for the viewer.