The Master said: «I have created more than a thousand of pictures, but each of them is special.» Journalist of TRC «Union» Svetlana Kikteva interviewed the artist.
«Living Pictures». So the visitors of exposition called pictures of Irina Antonova. All of these compositions are made at home. The master don’t use thumbnails to create them. The artist sculpts manually every detail.
Irina Antonova, the artist: «Each picture has its own storyline. After the figure is molded, I dry it, tint, and paint. I’m working with acrylic, figures faces are painted with watercolor. At the end I cover the picture with varnish.»
Merchants Tea Party, Ukrainian tableful, heroes of popular films. This is the topic of pictures created by the artist. Currently she is working on composition «Russian bathhouse».
Irina Antonova, the artist: «All these parts are made separately, then they are installed and painted, figures are installed and painted at the end. They are created separately. I keep the sizes, there will be a little daughter on the top shelf.»
Among the works of the artist there is a picture based on thethe film «The White Sun of the Desert». The author tried to make her characters look like the actors that performed the main roles. In the collection of Irina Antonova there is a composition to the film «Twelve Chairs». The author also portrayed the characters of the novel «Zolotoy Telenok».
Irina Antonova, the artist: «I have tried to represent all characters and all details that corresponds to each character. Here Shura is sitting with the weight that they sawed, the case for Koreiko is in the hands of Bender.»
Several paintings are dedicated to the film «Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka» which is based on creation of Nikolay Gogol. Here you can see Vakula and Oksana, Solokha and Patsyuk the sorcerer. The artist says that her work are speaded in countries all over the world. Some pictures were created ex-president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and ex-mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov.
Irina Antonova, the artist: «Here is a samovar on the table. This mirror on the right side, it’s presented on each picture of «Merchant». That’s the merchant’s wife, that’s the merchant.»
The creation of one picture takes from one to several months. Irina Antonova says: topics are repeated, but each picture is individual.