International. Contemporary. Art.
Tatiana Loguinova is a young, internationally renowned Russian concert pianist with a deep passion for art photography.
She creates her unusual artworks combining photography,digital technics and mixed media. Her pieces are very intimate visual impressions and expressions of music she performs or listens to…emotions and dreams, transformed in colours and forms…visual poetry of rhythm and sound… Despite having worked with visual art for a few years only,Tatiana has gained international recognition and appreciation already.
What are you most looking forward to at Barcelona Showcase?
From my early days, I was deeply influenced by Art Nouveau, the style that I believe symbolizes the ultimate glory of beauty in everything.
Presenting my new album “Les Fleurs du Mal”, inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s poetry masterpiece of French “fin de siècle”, in Casa Batlló -architectural jewel of Catalonian Modernisme- is an invaluable chance of an opportunity to be in complete harmony with its inspirational roots.
Could you tell us about some of your work? And how will you describe your style?
My whole life has been entirely dedicated to music. Since my childhood, I have been seeing and feeling music in colours…When I look at works of art, I hear the sounds… Performing on stage is always like painting for me, playing with colours ,rhythms and forms … each time creating a different nuance, unique mood and visualising it later in my artworks. I am passionate about photography.When I take a picture,it is not an image itself,but what’s beyond it, that catches my eye. A gesture,a line,unusual light accent, reflection of the movement, strange shape can correspond to exactly the right ‘tune’ that I want to express.The photo I take is only a canvas for me – afterwards, the long way of creation starts.
Any influences or anyone you look up to when it comes to creating art?
My greatest influence and inspiration has always been Impressionism, Modernism, Expressionism in music- Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss. Also the harmony,colour and rhythm of the language, reflected in poetry – are extremely important for me. But my art is not just an illustration of music or poetry. It is rather a spontaneous visual expression of it.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I am a professional musician- a classical pianist, but also specialised in historical instruments – harpsichord and pianoforte. At this moment, I am realizing a unique recording project,dedicated to the history of unknown Russian keyboard music from very first examples till the Early Romanticism. Each album is recorded on an original piano, dating from the time the compositions were written. The second CD of this project: Glinka ‘Treasures for the Pianoforte’ (PhaedraCD 292026) was released worldwide last year. Next step is being discussed now….
I am teaching piano at different conservatories in Belgium, performing, working with the Radio…
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
I was blessed and privileged to be born and brought up in Moscow as an only child in a highly cultural family. Thanks to my wonderful parents, I received the best of official and private music and art high classical education and had an invaluable opportunity to grow up among the intellectual and cultural richness of Moscow and St-Petersburg in those days . Every single moment of my childhood was filled with art and became an excellent and profound base for later development.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
…solo and group’s exhibitions in Brussels, Antwerp, Berlin, Lisbon in 2012-2013;
Cover page – in Dutch ‘Pianowereld’ Magazine; PhotoVogue/Italia publications; few international awards for my artworks; ‘Featured artist’- in ‘Art/Basel Miami Edition’ of ArtSlant catalogue (artwork ‘Danse de l’Oiseau de Feu’) … and of course – a worldwide success of my new CD “Treasures for the Pianoforte”!…
The highlight of 2012 was ‘Merit Citizen’ award, which the city of Hove (Belgium) honoured me with for achievements in art and culture.
What does art mean to you?
Art is my heart and my soul…a mysterious language of communication with the world…the only force that I believe is the ability to make this world better… The moments of inspiration, during creating a work of art, are the moments of pure magic for me…
Many thanks to the whole GAA team for your great initiatives and unique concept! I am truly looking forward to greeting all of you and welcoming my audience at “Barcelona Showcase” 27th April 2013!
Come and see the artworks of Tatiana Loguinova at Barcelona Showcase international art exhibition at Gaudi’s Casa Batllo on Saturday 27th April 2013.
From 10.00-18.00 free entry.
From Private View & Champagne Reception for VIPs and Ticket holders – email us for guest list requests.