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Throughout his life, Igor Shelkovsky remains a follower of the traditions of the Russian avant-garde and creates unique, semi-abstract sculptural and picturesque objects. Now the artist's works are in the collections of the main world museums.

In Nikola-Lenivets, for the first time, Igor Shelkovsky's sculpture gains monumental scale and enters an open public space. This is an object, which is a pedestrian bridge that connects two slopes of a dry ravine and helps the visitor overcome the lowland and heights of this place, remaining in the lazy contemplation of the constructivist creation of the author.

Densely overgrown with trees slopes, bright color, sharp corners of structures, an ideal horizon of pavement of almost 30-meter length set a strong contrast to the surrounding space, associated with avant-garde transformations of the natural environment and social life, which here acquire symbolic significance and only hint at possible scenarios of interaction between man and nature.

The main structures of the bridge are wooden. The tree was not chosen by chance - since Igor Shelkovsky personally performs models of sculptures from this material, the tree bears a handmade imprint of the master, while maintaining the environmental trend in the Nikola-Lenivets art park.

The Red Forest was erected with the support of the AZ Museum, which was opened in 2015 in the center of Moscow and today is one of the brightest cultural places in the capital. The mission of the AZ Museum is to update the heritage of unofficial Russian art of the second half of the twentieth century.


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