2013
Materials: tempera on gesso on wooden panel
50 sm x 40 sm
Category: painting
Item Number: 004338
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About the Work
About the Artist

The interior with the rocket. The rocket is a model of a spaceship, the space machine, which refers to the initial sketches of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a scientist who developed the theory of space flights and design for a manned spacecraft.

The model is located in Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga. In the foreground we can see a table with a meteorite. In the background - a red fragment of a spacecraft from the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow and a cubic part of the accelerator unit. This work creates a strong composition play between the black hole and green area where a space asteroid is painted.

Taisia Korotkova was born in Moscow, RU in 1980. She currently lives and works in Milan, IT. Taisia Korotkova is a graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Art and Moscow Academic Art College named after V.I.Surikov, and a laureate of the Kandisky Prize (2010) as well as a long-list nominee (2015). Since 2004 she is a member of Moscow Union of Artists and in 2004 she received a grant from the Ministry of Culture in Russia.

Her works raise the challenging and relevant theme of the interrelations between man and science. The artist also addresses the issues related to space exploration, state-of-the-art technology in human reproduction, and the Soviet nuclear legacy.

Taisia Korotkova has had numerous solo shows in galleries and museums in Russia and abroad: Tretyakov gallery; NK Gallery Antwerp; Gabarron Foundation Museum, Valladolid, ES; Köttinspektionen, Uppsala, SE; Сolourblind Gallery, Cologne, DE; Art and Space Gallery, Munich, DE; Salon Vert, London, UK; Exhibition Center at Auguststrasse 74, Berlin, DE; Moscow House of Architect, Moscow, RU devoted to I. Zholtovsky; Teatergalleriet, Uppsala, SE etc.

As well as at least 3 dozen group projects on such museum and gallery platforms as: Gloria Pavillion, Helsinki, FI; Berlin, DE, in the frame of cultural year of Germany – Russia; Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, RU; Central House of Artists, Moscow, RU; MUU gallery, Helsinki, FI; Triumph Gallery, Moscow, RU