Russian artist Natalia Nesterova came to Aurobora to work on her first suite of monotypes. Approaching the medium as a painter, applying ink directly to Plexiglas plates, her monotypes hold rich evidence of the artist’s hand. The monotypes published at Aurobora are representative of her paintings, conveying hidden meanings and commenting on the anonymity of the human condition. Nesterova’s allegorical surrealism speaks to the ability/inability to trust. The central figures in Nesterova’s works on paper wear masks or are hidden by serving trays or simply remain at the margins of the compositions. The odd and moody treatment of these figures is Nesterova’s signature and underscores a discomfort of having inadvertently entered into someone’s private space.
B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC; China National Museum of Fine Arts – Ludwig Museum, Beijing; Duke Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York; Ludwig Forum for International Art, AachenLudwig Museum at The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, MontrealMuseum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Radischev State Museum of Fine Arts, Saratov, Russia; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ