Olga Chertova

Joined Artfinder: Feb. 2020

Artworks for sale: 83

Russian Federation

About Olga Chertova

 
 
  • Biography
    Olga Chertova, Russian born, has her studio in Kaliningrad, Russia. Kaliningrad is an “enclave” with an unwelcome climate of high humidity and overcast skies. It has German roots, called Koenigsberg before World War II, the city has had a profound influence on Olga’s style and vision. The combination of German and Soviet history with modern Russia has played a major role in her development as an artist. Inspired by the locale and its population, Olga Chertova creates personages based on real people but modified through the power of her imagination.  Her color palette stands in opposition to the Baltic region’s grey surroundings, mostly cloudy with only short bursts of sunshine. The primary focus of her art is to reconstitute various identities into new characters; surrealistic elements and abstract colors dominate. Documentary sketches become new personalities, extending and augmenting the real. Emotionally tense portraits rely on high volumes of color, allowing new voices to be heard. Her brushstrokes suggest the feeling of “punk” freedom. In most of her work, Olga utilizes pareidolia illusions to further explore realities below the surface. Olga Chertova works with oil and acrylic on canvas and paper. She is widely collected by private collectors. Here, at Artfinder selling platform, you may discover and buy her paintings, drawings and sculptures.

    Solo exhibitions

    2021/11 Dom Kultury, Selected drawings,Kaliningrad

    2021/03 Vinifera Art sessions, selected drawings, Kaliningrad

    2021/02 Port Art Space, Kaliningrad

    2013 Mayday Gallery, Riga, Juicy Sex

    2009 Rolberg Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia, Olga Chertova Drawings 

    2009 Center of French language, Kaliningrad, What do I wish to tell in French


    Group exhibitions

    2021/11 Signal art space, Kaliningrad, Gips project 

    2021/03 Art Cluster, Kaliningrad, duo x Almiro

    2020/10 Art Vorota, Kaliningrad, Foton art festival  

    2020/09 Tolstoy House, Kaliningrad, September exhibition

    2020/03 Port Art space, Kaliningrad, 8 Marka 

    2019/12 National center of contemporarу art, Kaliningrad, M ART 

    2019/12 Kaliningrad Regional Youth Center, Nabrosok Art Festival

    2019/3 Port Art space, Kaliningrad, Opening exhibition

    2018/12 Kaliningrad Regional Youth Center, Nabrosok Art Festival

    2018/11 Kaliningrad Museum of Art, Slovision

    2018 Horizons of creativity, Kaliningrad, Union of Artists of Russia

    2011 Sensation Modern Gallery, London, Sensation Modern artists

    2011 Central House of Artists, Moscow, Epson photo contest

    2011 Showcase London, London, Showcase cities project

    2010 Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Photo vernissage

    2010 M'ars contemporary art center, Moscow, Epson photo contest

    2009 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, Autumn exhibition

    2009 Museum of history and art, Kaliningrad, An instant of color

    2009 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, Photocontact

    2009 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, Protest

    2008 Klints Gallery project, Liepaya, Latvia, Liepaya’s Marina Exhibition

    2007 Torun through the Twin Camera Lens, Torun, Poland

    2007 Kaliningrad art gallery, Kaliningrad, Photomania

    2006 Museum of world ocean, Kaliningrad, Salt of water

    2005 Museum of world ocean, Kaliningrad, Taste of water

    2005 Kaliningrad art gallery, Kaliningrad, Photomania

    2002 Kaliningrad art gallery, Kaliningrad, Young art exhibition


    Awards

    2018/12 Nabrosok Art Festival, I prize/Installation 

    2011 Professional Photographer of the Year (PROTY 2010 Interiors/architecture ), shortlist 

    2010/11 Epson photo competition Russia 2010, II prize 

    2009/10 Epson photo competition Russia 2009, II prize/objects


    Projects

    2009 Center of French language, Kaliningrad, What do I wish to tell in French

    2007 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, PhotoPoetry


    Curatorial work

    2020/03 Port Art space, Kaliningrad, 8 Marka 

    2007 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, PhotoPoetry


    Residences

    2010  Berkovo, Poland,Gardens: Deserted island IV

    2009  Czaplinek, Poland

    2008  Liepaya, Latvia, Liepaya’s Marina


    Charity

    Drawing dreams foundation (artist helping children programm), CA, USA



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Biography

Olga Chertova, Russian born, has her studio in Kaliningrad, Russia. Kaliningrad is an “enclave” with an unwelcome climate of high humidity and overcast skies. It has German roots, called Koenigsberg before World War II, the city has had a profound influence on Olga’s style and vision. The combination of German and Soviet history with modern Russia has played a major role in her development as an artist. Inspired by the locale and its population, Olga Chertova creates personages based on real people but modified through the power of her imagination.  Her color palette stands in opposition to the Baltic region’s grey surroundings, mostly cloudy with only short bursts of sunshine. The primary focus of her art is to reconstitute various identities into new characters; surrealistic elements and abstract colors dominate. Documentary sketches become new personalities, extending and augmenting the real. Emotionally tense portraits rely on high volumes of color, allowing new voices to be heard. Her brushstrokes suggest the feeling of “punk” freedom. In most of her work, Olga utilizes pareidolia illusions to further explore realities below the surface. Olga Chertova works with oil and acrylic on canvas and paper. She is widely collected by private collectors. Here, at Artfinder selling platform, you may discover and buy her paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Solo exhibitions

2021/11 Dom Kultury, Selected drawings,Kaliningrad

2021/03 Vinifera Art sessions, selected drawings, Kaliningrad

2021/02 Port Art Space, Kaliningrad

2013 Mayday Gallery, Riga, Juicy Sex

2009 Rolberg Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia, Olga Chertova Drawings 

2009 Center of French language, Kaliningrad, What do I wish to tell in French


Group exhibitions

2021/11 Signal art space, Kaliningrad, Gips project 

2021/03 Art Cluster, Kaliningrad, duo x Almiro

2020/10 Art Vorota, Kaliningrad, Foton art festival  

2020/09 Tolstoy House, Kaliningrad, September exhibition

2020/03 Port Art space, Kaliningrad, 8 Marka 

2019/12 National center of contemporarу art, Kaliningrad, M ART 

2019/12 Kaliningrad Regional Youth Center, Nabrosok Art Festival

2019/3 Port Art space, Kaliningrad, Opening exhibition

2018/12 Kaliningrad Regional Youth Center, Nabrosok Art Festival

2018/11 Kaliningrad Museum of Art, Slovision

2018 Horizons of creativity, Kaliningrad, Union of Artists of Russia

2011 Sensation Modern Gallery, London, Sensation Modern artists

2011 Central House of Artists, Moscow, Epson photo contest

2011 Showcase London, London, Showcase cities project

2010 Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Photo vernissage

2010 M'ars contemporary art center, Moscow, Epson photo contest

2009 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, Autumn exhibition

2009 Museum of history and art, Kaliningrad, An instant of color

2009 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, Photocontact

2009 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, Protest

2008 Klints Gallery project, Liepaya, Latvia, Liepaya’s Marina Exhibition

2007 Torun through the Twin Camera Lens, Torun, Poland

2007 Kaliningrad art gallery, Kaliningrad, Photomania

2006 Museum of world ocean, Kaliningrad, Salt of water

2005 Museum of world ocean, Kaliningrad, Taste of water

2005 Kaliningrad art gallery, Kaliningrad, Photomania

2002 Kaliningrad art gallery, Kaliningrad, Young art exhibition


Awards

2018/12 Nabrosok Art Festival, I prize/Installation 

2011 Professional Photographer of the Year (PROTY 2010 Interiors/architecture ), shortlist 

2010/11 Epson photo competition Russia 2010, II prize 

2009/10 Epson photo competition Russia 2009, II prize/objects


Projects

2009 Center of French language, Kaliningrad, What do I wish to tell in French

2007 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, PhotoPoetry


Curatorial work

2020/03 Port Art space, Kaliningrad, 8 Marka 

2007 CS Alternativa, Kaliningrad, PhotoPoetry


Residences

2010  Berkovo, Poland,Gardens: Deserted island IV

2009  Czaplinek, Poland

2008  Liepaya, Latvia, Liepaya’s Marina


Charity

Drawing dreams foundation (artist helping children programm), CA, USA



 
 
 
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