IRINA ZATULOVSKAYA. ZARYA. 2015
Bomb shelter’s doors, oil paint
An artist from Moscow — Irina Zatulovskaya — creates paintings on surfaces of found objects. In the Far East region, the objects that are connected with the territory’s memory played the role of the canvas for the artist’s paintings. Those were the glass-stones from the beach of Steklyannaya (Glass) Bay, the doors of a bomb shelter located at the Zarya Factory, and the woolen flag that Irina found by chance.
Irina Zatulovskaya’s artworks are of ascetic and allegorical nature. The paint does not hide the material, and due to that, the doors of the bomb shelter used as the material basis for the artwork remain recognizable. Their story comes to the fore, and the painting only sustains the theme of memory and references to the past factory-state of the place where a center for contemporary art is now.