Ludmila and Gennady Shlyaga

Ludmila and Gennady Shlyaga

Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia

About Ludmila and Gennady Shlyaga

Shlyaga Gennady Anatolyevich - the famous Novosibirsk artist - the ceramist, (I was born in the village of Hvatovka of Gorky area).
Shlyaga Lyudmila Anatolyevna - the famous Novosibirsk artist - the ceramist, (I was born in the village of Istlenyevo of Tula region).
Since 1975, after the termination of Abramtsevsky art and industrial school
of V. M. Vasnetsov (office of art ceramics), Shlyaga Gennady and Shlyaga Lyudmila
fruitfully work in a creative co-authorship.
Since 1975 artists take active part in exhibition activity: exhibitions in the cities: Moscow, Kaunas (Lithuania), Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Melbourne (Australia), Bonn (Germany), Chersonese (Crimea), Omsk, Krasnoyarsk; symposiums and creative groups, working in the city of Moscow and the city of Likh (Germany).
In the eighties Gennady Anatolyevich and Lyudmila Anatolyevna became obvious and indisputable leaders in the field of art ceramics in Novosibirsk and keep this role until now. For Shlyaga Gennady and Lyudmila's creativity high professionalism, magnificent feeling of material, performing ease, deep understanding of traditional Russian and World cultural heritage is characteristic.
In 1989 Shlyaga Gennady Anatolyevich and Shlyaga Lyudmila Anatolyevna enter in members of the Union of Artists of the USSR that stirs up creative activity. Artists an example of the creativity significantly influenced development of art ceramics in Siberia. The creativity authors shows the widest range of searches in the field of genres, creating reliefs, dishes, vases, layers and decorative plasticity, and also new techniques and color. Masterly owning drawing, connecting plastic and picturesque receptions, they create unique works. The fantastic realism of creativity of masters is conformable space tendency of human consciousness, presentiments of presence of the parallel worlds at Universe open spaces. Perhaps, therefore dynamic drawings on ceramics and the sculptures found on color and a panel possess powerful power which attracts the viewer to the world imagined, newly created and gives the chance to the beholding viewer to become purer, vozvyshenny, and more kindly. Exhibitions of works of artists always cause general interest of professionals and fans of the fine arts. Creativity is estimated by many diplomas and letters of thanks. The state estimated Shlyaga Gennady and Shlyaga Lyudmila's activity by beggarly pension.
Works of artists are presented by authors to orphanages of the city of Novosibirsk, are in collections of All-Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts (Moscow) - composition "An open window", in the museum of the city of Sergiev Posad - a series of household items, in the museum of the Moscow research institute of art crafts, in Novosibirsk State Art Museum - composition "Childhood open spaces", "My walk across Ob", "A reverse side of the Moon", etc., in the museum of the city of Melbourne (Australia) - composition "The blossoming city", in the museum of the city of Hesse (Germany) - composition "The flying fishes", in the museum of Kaliningrad - composition "Flight", in the museum of Krasnoyarsk - composition of "Agashk"; Lyudmila and Gennady Shlyaga's works decorate collections of numerous fans of their creativity in Russia, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Canada, the USA, Poland, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Holland, Finland, Spain, Australia, China, Korea.

Education

Shlyaga Gennady Anatolyevich - the famous Novosibirsk artist - the ceramist, (I was born in the village of Hvatovka of Gorky area).
Shlyaga Lyudmila Anatolyevna - the famous Novosibirsk artist - the ceramist, (I was born in the village of Istlenyevo of Tula region).
Since 1975, after the termination of Abramtsevsky art and industrial school
of V. M. Vasnetsov (office of art ceramics), Shlyaga Gennady and Shlyaga Lyudmila
fruitfully work in a creative co-authorship.
Since 1975 artists take active part in exhibition activity: exhibitions in the cities: Moscow, Kaunas (Lithuania), Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Melbourne (Australia), Bonn (Germany), Chersonese (Crimea), Omsk, Krasnoyarsk; symposiums and creative groups, working in the city of Moscow and the city of Likh (Germany).
In the eighties Gennady Anatolyevich and Lyudmila Anatolyevna became obvious and indisputable leaders in the field of art ceramics in Novosibirsk and keep this role until now. For Shlyaga Gennady and Lyudmila's creativity high professionalism, magnificent feeling of material, performing ease, deep understanding of traditional Russian and World cultural heritage is characteristic.
In 1989 Shlyaga Gennady Anatolyevich and Shlyaga Lyudmila Anatolyevna enter in members of the Union of Artists of the USSR that stirs up creative activity. Artists an example of the creativity significantly influenced development of art ceramics in Siberia. The creativity authors shows the widest range of searches in the field of genres, creating reliefs, dishes, vases, layers and decorative plasticity, and also new techniques and color. Masterly owning drawing, connecting plastic and picturesque receptions, they create unique works. The fantastic realism of creativity of masters is conformable space tendency of human consciousness, presentiments of presence of the parallel worlds at Universe open spaces. Perhaps, therefore dynamic drawings on ceramics and the sculptures found on color and a panel possess powerful power which attracts the viewer to the world imagined, newly created and gives the chance to the beholding viewer to become purer, vozvyshenny, and more kindly. Exhibitions of works of artists always cause general interest of professionals and fans of the fine arts. Creativity is estimated by many diplomas and letters of thanks. The state estimated Shlyaga Gennady and Shlyaga Lyudmila's activity by beggarly pension.
Works of artists are presented by authors to orphanages of the city of Novosibirsk, are in collections of All-Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts (Moscow) - composition "An open window", in the museum of the city of Sergiev Posad - a series of household items, in the museum of the Moscow research institute of art crafts, in Novosibirsk State Art Museum - composition "Childhood open spaces", "My walk across Ob", "A reverse side of the Moon", etc., in the museum of the city of Melbourne (Australia) - composition "The blossoming city", in the museum of the city of Hesse (Germany) - composition "The flying fishes", in the museum of Kaliningrad - composition "Flight", in the museum of Krasnoyarsk - composition of "Agashk"; Lyudmila and Gennady Shlyaga's works decorate collections of numerous fans of their creativity in Russia, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Canada, the USA, Poland, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Holland, Finland, Spain, Australia, China, Korea.

Events

Two mountains. Ascension
Novosibirsk artists Gennady and Lyudmila Shlyaga found a formula of the perpetual creative motion and don't hide it.
The known it is far outside Russia artists-ceramists Gennady and Lyudmila Shlyaga — Novosibirsk classics. In the sense that each emergence of their works in a collective exposition and furthermore each personal exhibition cause not only admiration of skill, but surely bear in themselves creative opening.
For colleagues, the audience and admirers the name of their personal exhibition "Two Mountains" which opened on Friday in the most prestigious hall of the Novosibirsk art museum (in the center of the building built on Kryachkov's project, directly under a dome and on some eminence podium), was clear and without explanations. "Two mountains" — it first of all spouses of Shlyaga — Gennady and Lyudmila — two talented persons existing here more than 30 years in the happy creative union.
Unsoluble question
I assume that a question: "How to them it is possible — to move all the time on the ascending?" — arises at many. And once again, admiring works of Shlyaga, being surprised to their imagination and skill, I set to his curator of an exhibition Nadezhda Melnikova. The tandem really unique, is considered by her. And, as it was already told at opening of an exhibition, actually you won't understand, who at them the locomotive. Or otherwise — who leading, who conducted. In this duet there is a continuous mutual feed. After all when the artist one, its crises alternate with take-off, and here thanking each other they as if invented a formula of the perpetual motion machine, perpetual motion forward.
In an exposition works of different years since the end of the 90th — on them continuous searches, ascension to firm are collected, to shlyagovsky, style are read though punktirno (as all created by artists won't contain any hall), but distinctly. Let's say from a romantic and nostalgic sculpture "An old court yard" (1999) to expressional vital layer "Walks across Seine" (2013). With feeling of a joyful meeting I learn sacral figures not that of newcomers, not that unknown terrestrial gods ("Dance") who, I remember, struck me at their personal exhibition of 2009. As well as the triptych "Circle" literally ringing all paints and overtones of happiness and tragedy of life where impressions of authors of August rest were reflected in Mountain Altai and then — a solar eclipse of 2008.
Without being tired to surprise
This time the recognized masters of ceramics struck colleagues also with painting.
Still lifes are actually good and unusual. At least that the brightest and exulting cloth where it is represented festive, the yellow bouquet, red on scale, is called "Hallelujah" (2012). In this word — one of the most significant and intimate forms of artists of Shlyaga.
We approach with Lyudmila the new, dated 2012 triptych "Passions". Actually, the first layer also gave the name to an exhibition — "Two mountains".
I peer at a blue, heavenly fragment of enamel, in a difficult composite mosaic I guess domes, then from "bottom" I learn an initial evangelical plot "Situation in a coffin", and in the center it seems the modern city, or perhaps at once some cities — light, serene, appear, intended to exist eternally …
The second part of a triptych — "Passions. Golgotha", the third — "Passions. Temptation". As always at Shlyaga, everything is fine — both in specification, and in generalization, on color and a form. In literal sense here, really, anything you shouldn't interpret. There was in the history of mankind such mountain, top of a spiritual feat as Golgotha, and everything that after and around — our own choice. Falling or ascension. The world is colourful and many-sided …
To work with clay — a hard work, first of all physical. Gennady and Lyudmila Shlyaga perevorochat this pramaterial of ton. But if talent from God and "if not to be lazy", you become the real creator to whom creation of the new worlds, an embodiment of the deepest states of mind and thin matters is subject.