«No one does it like this»
Fine Art Gallery, 01/22/2021 - 02/28/2021

1 "The Cherry Orchard" canvas, charcoal pencil, tempera, 145x104, 2020
2 "The Road" canvas, charcoal pencil, tempera, 114x200, 2020
3 "On the land" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 100x215, 2020
4 "Grains and beads" canvas, charcoal pencil, gilding, tempera, 80x56,
5 "The meeting" canvas, charcoal pencil, white (acrylic), 70x140, 2020
6 "Keys" canvas, charcoal pencil, white (acrylic), 80x40, 2019
7 "On sweet" canvas, charcoal pencil, white (acrylic), 80x40, 2020
8 "Inheritance" canvas, charcoal pencil, white (acrylic), 35x70, 2020
9 "Stop" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 119x190,
10. "After the holiday" canvas, charcoal pencil, tempera, 80x185, 2020
11. "Fisherman" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 130x86, 2020
12. "Cream" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 90x62, 2018
13. "Currant" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 126x95, 2020
14 "Silence" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 56x90, 2018
15. "Fish", canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 70x65, 2020
16. "Bread" canvas, charcoal pencil, acrylic, 130x100, 2020
17. "Private property" canvas, charcoal pencil, tempera, 60x70, 2020
18 "Apple tree", canvas, charcoal pencil, tempera, 164x150, 2020
No one does it like this
Project Explication:
Exhibition project by Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf "No one does it like this"

In different works of this cycle I focus on the words of its title in different ways. "No one does it like this" is a form of public opinion that doing something the way NOBODY does is in some ways silly, shameful or indecent. It is regarded as it were picking your nose or lending money without wanting it back. These ideas are certainly represented with the help of metaphors: after all, no one will wrap the currant bush in a Brioni trench coat for the winter even if it is their favorite currant bush or cut down an entire apple tree and even put the trunk on Viennese chairs to make it more convenient to pick a couple of bags of apples from them. Just like no one would do things like... Anyone can finish this sentence with something they can relate to. Or you might not continue at all and enjoy beautiful pictures without filling your head with allegories. A lot of people don't.

And there are also works that reflect the idea that "NO ONE DOES THIS." Everyone says what they want but no one DOES for various reasons: they don't get to the point of doing this, it's not profitable, it's not prestigious, or it is simply not common to DO it in the Country.

And in the end no one does. Here you can see an idea about extraordinary behavior of depicted or implied characters inside the paintings and at the same time about the author ambitiously and conceitedly hinting that no one does it like her. Paraphrasing Pogossky's thought that "The soldier who does not dream of becoming a general is bad but even worse is the one who thinks too much about what will happen to him," I am confident that if an artist is not an outstanding onr then he is bad, but he is even worse if he only thinks how to become one. Is it my case? I think only time will show. And I have an eternity for this.

Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf.