Welcome to the Game ON EARTH


monochrome & color oil painting

psychological plots and emotions on snow-covered concrete surfaces; 
various human destinies and AVATARS
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But what if it's true that our whole life on Earth is a big kind virtual GAME, and we are all just AVATARS? And we have the ability to choose our destiny for the next 100 years?
About artist
Nelya Akimova / NELYA - NAKI
Prior to my active development of the artist's career, I worked for more than 20 years at the international pharmaceutical company in Siberia. I have gained a great experience of communication with people of different ages and statuses (from young employees to professors and directors of clinics). This experience now helps me explore and display the emotions of people on my canvases.

2018 was very challenging and crucial for me - I changed my country of residence, having moved to Prague. And I finally changed my profession from doctor and manager to artist.

When creating my paintings I use my own technique, which was born from my desire to combine the technicality and rudeness of modern concrete surfaces with the purity of Siberian nature. As you can see, the beauty of undressed concrete covered with snow is revealed on every canvas.
Siberia is my homeland. Those who were there in the winter never forget the vastness and purity of the snowy expanses. And, as contrast, concrete structures rise among the snow. This magic remains with you for the rest of your life. I want to convey it in my canvases.


"You know, you think of Siberia, and it's more a construct of the mind than it is a place on the map, but it is very much a place on the map. It's just not a specific place. No place is called -officially called Siberia. There's no state called Siberia. But it has always existed as this mythical place, and I've always been fascinated with places that are both mythical and real, that you can go to but also have this mythic component." IAN FRAZIER
Siberia is my homeland. Those who were there in the winter never forget the vastness and purity of the snowy expanses. And, as contrast, concrete structures rise among the snow. This magic remains with you for the rest of your life. I want to convey it in my canvases.


"You know, you think of Siberia, and it's more a construct of the mind than it is a place on the map, but it is very much a place on the map. It's just not a specific place. No place is called -officially called Siberia. There's no state called Siberia. But it has always existed as this mythical place, and I've always been fascinated with places that are both mythical and real, that you can go to but also have this mythic component." IAN FRAZIER
BIO of the artist Nelya Akimova (Nelya-Naki)
BIO of the artist Nelya Akimova (Nelya-Naki)
Artist Nelya Akimova (NELYA-NAKI) paints striking images that are reminiscent of her Siberian homeland in winter. Akimova states that in her paintings, she attempts to capture the vastness and purity of Siberia’s snowy expanses that exist in contrast to the commanding presence of modern concrete architecture. By applying oil to the surface of her canvases, Akimova is able to create a rugged quality within her compositions that are reminiscent of concrete.

Before her decision to focus on creating art full-time, Akimova enjoyed a successful career working in the pharmaceutical industry. She felt called, however, to live a life beyond the stability and predictability that she had become accustomed to. Moving to Prague was the beginning of a new chapter in her life when she began working on her new collection of paintings.

Akimova works using an intuitive process, applying paint to the canvas without a preconceived idea of how the composition will evolve; figures emerge out of the white expanses of paint, forming elegant simplicity through implementing a minimalist palette and strong contrast between light and dark.
Artist Nelya Akimova (NELYA-NAKI) paints striking images that are reminiscent of her Siberian homeland in winter. Akimova states that in her paintings, she attempts to capture the vastness and purity of Siberia’s snowy expanses that exist in contrast to the commanding presence of modern concrete architecture. By applying oil to the surface of her canvases, Akimova is able to create a rugged quality within her compositions that are reminiscent of concrete.

Before her decision to focus on creating art full-time, Akimova enjoyed a successful career working in the pharmaceutical industry. She felt called, however, to live a life beyond the stability and predictability that she had become accustomed to. Moving to Prague was the beginning of a new chapter in her life when she began working on her new collection of paintings.

Akimova works using an intuitive process, applying paint to the canvas without a preconceived idea of how the composition will evolve; figures emerge out of the white expanses of paint, forming elegant simplicity through implementing a minimalist palette and strong contrast between light and dark.
CV of the artist Nelya Akimova (Nelya-Naki)
2022 London Biennale 2023 application, UK
2022 CPAC Open International Call | MOP Denver 2023 application, USA
2022 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition 2023 application, USA
2022 Art Communications Course, SCE Institute of the Mediterranean Culture, Athens, Greece
2022 Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2020 Artist Contest Artavita with winning publication in the World Wide Art Magazine
2020 PALM ART AWARD nomination, Germany
2019-20 Agora Gallery, New York, Chelsea, USA
2019 -20 Invited Jury at Gateway International Painting Competition, USA.
2019 2nd prize, Gateway International Painting Competition, USA.
2019 Group exhibition "Little Treasures" Trevisan International Art, Bologna, Italy

Publications:
2022 catalogue of the exhibition Modern Art Masters in Complex du Louvre, Paris, France
2019 catalogue of the exhibition "Little Treasures" Trevisan International Art, Bologna, Italy
2019 World Wide Art Magazine https://wwab.us/wwa-magazine-3/
Artist’s statement
"Welcome to the Game ON EARTH!“
Sometimes I feel like I'm predicting the future. The material guides me. The sensations that I catch from space appear on my canvases in the process of working, I just have to make them visible.

My paintings are a metaphor for snow-covered concrete slabs, with images appearing on them. They are created by a team - my body (hands) give visibility to the images, and my soul and mind work out the plot together.

I'm talking about the actual, about what worries all of humanity today: about the secrets of the universe and the world order, human destinies, and the depths of a person's personality. This is a game of choice.

Today we are broken, sharp as pieces of glass, we do not know who to rely on, or how to collect ourselves. But, I understand that if you accept each of your pieces - fragments, there will be hope and the opportunity to start building yourself. And the metaphor of concrete helps to convey the creation of a new person who respects himself, and therefore, treats others with care and respect.

I walk my hero's path on every canvas. I am aware of my transformation and see how it is synchronized with the transformation of our entire society.

Sometimes, my paintings are consonant with the work of Picasso's "Guernica", but the world on my canvases does not collapse, but changes, the shades of concrete bring the beauty of creation, the construction of a new world. So purity, undisguised honesty, and strong reliability of the material are combined with the possibility of embodying the most daring and flying ideas of architects.

I believe that having gone through wars, the destruction of existing systems, and dictatorships, humanity will come to a new era of Goodness, Acceptance, and Freedom. And while the world is on the verge of great changes, we all inevitably feel this Zeitgeist.

Metamodernism perfectly conveys this unity of disturbing reality and the beautiful virtual world and makes it possible to create the Game in the language of art and invite the viewer into it. Here you can make mistakes and not be lost, there is free will, and it is not suppressed, but supported and accepted by society.

Here you can hear your inner voice, trust it and understand the intention of the soul that once chose this incarnation and this fate. And so break free.
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…Of course, it is Metamodernism. Nelya`s art creates the context of duality, hesitation and a combination of the opposite: the unity of our disturbing reality and a beautiful virtual world.
Stroke after stroke, the artist shapes her fantastic world, uniting metaphors and elements of reality: snow-covered concrete slabs with images that slowly appear on them and unreal digital faces - avatars...
This is a personal and sincere artistic research in the chaotic surrounding reality, it is based on the need to create a dialogue with the world with respect for oneself and for the Other.
The Other for Nelya is the one who is opposite or, perhaps, the Other is an inner part of our personality, which we have to see and accept, in order to create a place for it. Thus, by uniting our disparate facets, we obtain integrity.
…Of course, it is Metamodernism. Nelya`s art creates the context of duality, hesitation and a combination of the opposite: the unity of our disturbing reality and a beautiful virtual world.
Stroke after stroke, the artist shapes her fantastic world, uniting metaphors and elements of reality: snow-covered concrete slabs with images that slowly appear on them and unreal digital faces - avatars...
This is a personal and sincere artistic research in the chaotic surrounding reality, it is based on the need to create a dialogue with the world with respect for oneself and for the Other.
The Other for Nelya is the one who is opposite or, perhaps, the Other is an inner part of our personality, which we have to see and accept, in order to create a place for it. Thus, by uniting our disparate facets, we obtain integrity.
Julia Sysalova
Curator, Critic - AICA Member,
Vice President of Institute of the Mediterranean Culture



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October 21-23, 2022, the opening of the Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre in Paris took place. According to the regulars, there has never been such a huge interest and crowds at this exhibition. Several thousand people came to see the work of contemporary artists.

At this exhibition, I present my painting "Unicorn." It is made in oil, it took about six months of my work to create it.

The idea and meaning of the picture were born together with it. As if someone unknown told me the images and lines on the canvas.

Success is always multifaceted and complex. What is behind the sudden rise?
Years of insane faith in your idea and despair, meditative calmness and fears,
help from the Universe, and lonely wandering
in a misunderstanding of the path.

October 21-23, 2022, the opening of the Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre in Paris took place. According to the regulars, there has never been such a huge interest and crowds at this exhibition. Several thousand people came to see the work of contemporary artists.

At this exhibition, I present my painting "Unicorn." It is made in oil, it took about six months of my work to create it.

The idea and meaning of the picture were born together with it. As if someone unknown told me the images and lines on the canvas.

Success is always multifaceted and complex. What is behind the sudden rise?
Years of insane faith in your idea and despair, meditative calmness and fears,
help from the Universe, and lonely wandering in a misunderstanding of the path.

PHOTO GALLERY
The artwork “The ban on breathing”, became the second winner of the annual Gateway International Painting Competition 2018-19.
Judge's Comments:

"There are powerful textural shapes, positive and negative spaces, yet it is so subtle. Beautifully conceived and rendered."
Judge and Category: Valerie Kent, Abstract Professional
"The artist engages the viewer immediately with the impact of contrasts: lights against darks, smooth textures against rough, organic shapes punctuated by geometric. We are invited on a journey of exploration, to move through this painting, to discover what is behind these shapes. The dark images appear to be floating--another contrast against the solidity at the lower portion of the composition. Nelya-Naki‘s technique creates an almost musical rhythm that results in a compelling story. Our curiosity is piqued on so many levels and we are left with a desire to see more."
Annual Competition Judges: Art Professionals Kathy Duley, and Linda Corderman
And after successfully participating in the competition, I became a member of the team of judges of The Gateway International Painting Competition.
Judge's Comments:

"There are powerful textural shapes, positive and negative spaces, yet it is so subtle. Beautifully conceived and rendered."
Judge and Category: Valerie Kent, Abstract Professional
"The artist engages the viewer immediately with the impact of contrasts: lights against darks, smooth textures against rough, organic shapes punctuated by geometric. We are invited on a journey of exploration, to move through this painting, to discover what is behind these shapes. The dark images appear to be floating--another contrast against the solidity at the lower portion of the composition. Nelya-Naki‘s technique creates an almost musical rhythm that results in a compelling story. Our curiosity is piqued on so many levels and we are left with a desire to see more."
Annual Competition Judges: Art Professionals Kathy Duley, and Linda Corderman
And after successfully participating in the competition, I became a member of the team of judges of The Gateway International Painting Competition.
PHOTO GALLERY
PHOTO GALLERY

After successfully participating in this competition, the World Wide Art Magazine included the publication about the work of the artist Akimova Nelya.

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painting technique

Technically, my style combines several techniques:

- Alla Prima, when one paint is applied to another, without waiting for the previous layer to dry
(among the famous artists who painted alla prima were John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh);

- Blanding
 (a painting technique where two different colors are mixed together when they are wet,
giving a smooth transition from one color to the other);


- Impasto (a technique of applying large brush strokes and palette knife and other tools);

-and also, the old technique Grisaille (
a monochrome painting executed entirely in different shades of gray or a grayish tone).

Technically, my style combines several techniques:

- Alla Prima, when one paint is applied to another, without waiting for the previous layer to dry
(among the famous artists who painted alla prima were John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh);

- Blanding
 (a painting technique where two different colors are mixed together when they are wet,
giving a smooth transition from one color to the other);


- Impasto (a technique of applying large brush strokes and palette knife and other tools);

-and also, the old technique Grisaille (
a monochrome painting executed entirely in different shades of gray or a grayish tone).

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