Contemporary artist

8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art

#BUTFLY is a project of the 8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art (Parallel program – Gostiny Dvor, MUSEUM OF FASHION)

The Fashion Museum held the #BUTFLY exhibition as a part of the Parallel Program of the 8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art from November 6 to December 1. The exposition included the works of several Russian and European artists.

An artist Yulia Mamontova presents a series of paintings “Abandoned Manor” within the framework of the project. Being a descendant of the Mamontov family – famous merchants and philanthropists who fought for the development and preservation of Russian culture, the author reflects on the process of overcoming the pain on the way to Freedom through the concept of the lost noble heritage.

The history of individual countries and generations is constantly experiencing a process of metamorphosis. Architectural structures as reflections of a particular era undergo destruction in order to be erected again in a new incarnation. They pass through the centuries echoes of the collective mind and the atmosphere of past times.

Yulia Mamontova is a new name in Russian contemporary art. The artist combines the best traditions of the classical Russian school of painting, Western painting techniques and conceptual presentation in her works. Yulia graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after Surikov and improved her skills at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (London, Great Britain) and at OTIS College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, the USA).

The works “Abandoned Manor”, “The Ruins of the Stable” and “Abandoned Manor Petrovo-Dalnee”, presented as part of the #Butfly project and reflected the process of rebirth through destruction, are executed in a realistic technique with a unique author’s vision.