16 spiritual pictures about the USSR
16 spiritual pictures about the USSR from the artist from Donetsk
Completely charming, permeated with subtle irony and nostalgia, paintings by Angela Jerich immerse the audience in the world of the artist’s memories of life in the USSR. A little naive, but extremely saturated and vital work of Angela became popular far beyond the homeland.
Often the reaction of viewers, who still found life in the USSR, at the sight of Angela Jerich’s paintings, is instant recognition of images. “And we had such statues in the pioneer camp!”, “We also had a picture of Shishkin!”, “I also remember such badges on buses!” It is this easy recognition of every detail and general plots, as well as an easily recognizable style, that causes the popularity of these paintings.
Angela Jerich was born and raised in Donetsk, but she began to work full-fledged creativity in Moscow, where she moved at the age of 27. Now the artist is 50, she continues to paint actively, and her work can be seen in various collections of art connoisseurs of Russia, Ukraine, Japan, the United States, as well as European countries.
“Why do I paint the times of the Soviet Union?” To mentally return to childhood, “says Angela Jerich,” I do not paint the USSR, I do not glorify it and I do not sob, as many might think, I recall. “And, for example, sellers with pies and buckets of apples from the trains are different from the current? And the paintings are different periods: from the 50’s to today. ” Pictures-memories of Angela turned out to be quite universal and, therefore, resonate with a fairly large audience.
And indeed, some things and phenomena of that time can be seen today. But it is precisely such specific details that make us different from the others, which is what fascinates and attracts foreign photojournalists who want to make a survey of life in a world they do not know. So, for example, in these 10 photo reviews you can see the familiar life of Russia and neighboring countries through the eyes of a traveler and a curious tourist.