Sheremetyevo International Airport marked it eighth consecutive year of participation in the “Night of the Arts” federal campaign by presenting an art performance by the famous Russian artist Alexander Fomin and an exhibition of Fomin’s paintings.
The central event of the performance came when Fomin created a new painting at the airport in the presence of spectators. Passengers and others present at the airport were able to observe the creative process, become direct participants in the creation of the painting, and even be depicted in a work of art.
In addition, a one-day exhibition of the painter’s works was opened in Terminal B that included works painted in both the of impressionist and expressionist styles. The canvases captured Moscow’s ancient and modern architecture and scenes of daily life in the capital.
At the conclusion of the event, Fomin donated his new work, which was inspired by the avant-garde design of Terminal B, to Sheremetyevo Airport. Accepting the painting from the artist’s hands, Alexander Ilyin, Deputy Director General for Corporate Development of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, said, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to present to passengers and guests of Sheremetyevo Airport an exhibition of famous Russian artist Alexander Fomin, one of the brightest representatives of contemporary national art. This is the first time we have held an exhibition in such a format, in which all passengers and guests can not only become acquainted with the author’s artwork, but also be involved in the creative process. It is especially symbolic that the exposition reflecting the beauty and originality of the Russian capital was opened in Sheremetyevo on the eve of the national holiday – National Unity Day.”
Fomin expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the management of Sheremetyevo Airport for the opportunity to once again present works from his collection to a wide audience. “For many years, my source of inspiration has been the image of the Russian capital – its original architecture, unique atmosphere and patriarchal spirit. It seemed to me an interesting idea to integrate the landscapes of old Moscow into the ultra-modern high-tech space of Sheremetyevo airport. I tried to reflect the uniqueness of the design of one of the airport terminals in my new artwork.”