The museum does exist. It is a toy museum in Prague. Some of the pictures you will see are devoted to the characters of its show-windows. Number of stories told by the museum is impressive. Frozen stories showing certain toy characters, their interaction and painted cloudy sky on the walls of the museum resemble scenes from the real world or from the world we can imagine.
“I strive to create picturesque collages in my paintings, so I’m interested in many things – landscapes, still-lives, flowers, photos, cups, toys, tin boxes, embroidered tablecloths… I want to freeze, remember something, look at what seems important (or, conversely, on what seems unimportant). Perhaps that is the reason my works often depict texts from the Russian-French phrase book of 1856, which is full of surprising dialogues, often absurd, but at the same time telling so much, alike life, flying incredibly fast, but filled with such significant moments”.
Artist and collector Alexander Florensky about Tanya Sergeeva:
I have known Tanya Sergeeva for exactly 10 years, and all these years I collect her paintings. There is probably already enough for a big solo exhibition. In my opinion, Tanya Sergeeva is the best artist in Petersburg, and the fact that some people do not understand this, only adds value to her paintings. I am amazed by the infinite number of ideas and themes. What other artists would do for life, she realizes in one series and never ever repeats herself. Her landscapes and still-lives (Tanya claims that she cannot paint or draw people, but I do not believe) – are not really landscapes and still-lives in the usual sense, they are kind and fascinating stories about childhood, life, love. If I could, I would buy all of her pieces.
Tatiana Sergeeva was born in 1976 in St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Stieglitz Art Academy. She has exhibited in Israel, Georgia and Russia. Her works are to be found in the Murmansk Art Museum, the Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre “Na Strelke”, the St. Petersburg Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta as well as in private collections in Russia, Germany, Israel and Georgia.
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