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Moscow 2016

Moscow of 1960s with its dazzling cyclists on Prospekt Mira, and stunning girls with oars in a rowing competition in Khlebnikovo, tumbler-glass militia booths, churches on the background of skyscrapers under construction, metro stations and VDNKh pavilions. It is the exhibition of that which has been and of that which has not taken place, of real life and of urban myths, where some things are still recognisable, and some have already been forgotten forever.

16.07.2016 — 25.08.2016

The Wardrobe of your Dreams. Works by Sergey and Maria Kutuzov

Sergey Vladimirovich Kutuzov was born in Moscow. He graduated from the famous Art School Nr. 1. In the same year he began his studies at the Stroganov Art College, studying Monumental, Decorative and Applied arts in the department of Monumental Art. He graduated in 1970, having married only a year earlier, to artist Maria Kulisko. In the summer of 1969, the two made murals for a club in Stavropol region. Since this first work many other monumental works were created by these artists collaboratively. In 1972 Sergey and Maria created two murals on the topics of "Revolution" and "Youth", for the Nr. 386 school in Moscow. Their work has been published in the collection "Moscow Architecture". In the period 1973-1975 the Kutuzovs created another monumental decoration in the Nr. 904 school of Moscow. From 1974 to 1978 the couple worked on a panorama mosaic titled "The Life of N. I. Vavilov" for the National Collection of Seeds in the town Botanica in Krasnodar region.

In 1979-1983 the artists worked on a panorama mosaic titled "A day on the water" for a pool at the Electro Technical College of Moscow. From 1984-1986 Sergey and Maria worked on sketches for decorative designs of the interior of the State and Law Academy of the Sciences of the USSR. The sketches were never used.

In 1987 Sergey Kutuzov created sketches for a monumental panorama for the Architects' House in Moscow.

Between 1987 and 1991 the artists created studies of murals for the Alexandr Pushkin Museum in Pushkin Hills. Specifically, they worked on the compositions for the entrance hall, the auditorium ceiling and the panorama of the park map in the vestibule.

In 1989-1990 the pair created sketches for the interior of the Olympia hotel.

In 1992 Kutuzov began to work on private sketches. His first piece included sketches of the interior of the Ivanteyevka mansion.

In 1993 the artist created two compositions for the Vina San Pedro wine cellar.

In 1994 Kutuzov produced sketches for interiors of the restaurant and club known as the Menshikov House.

In 1996 he entered a competition for a project designing traditional Russian interiors for a Restaurant in the Kitay-gorod in Moscow.
In 1997 he worked on an English-styled mansion.

From 2006 to 2008 the artist worked on the decorative design of the private theatre "Fortune's Smile" in Tagankovo.

Along with decorative art, Kutuzov paints and creates graphics. Just as his monumental works changed stylistically over the years, so have his easel paintings. It is precisely this change that makes the comparisons between his works that much more interesting.