This lecture will take place in Fine Arts 015.
Born in 1973 (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Pavel Ignatev grew up in a family of artists as a third-generation sculptor. He is most well-known for his monument to the architect Domenico Trezzini in St. Petersburg, Russia and the monument to Ğabdulla Tuqay in Almetyevsk, Tatarstan. For Ignatev, sculpture is the most ancient form of art that deals with the issue of the form in space.
Since the inception of his career as an artist, Ignatev has been attracted by both traditional and contemporary art, and following his graduation from St. Petersburg State Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1997, Ignatev has participated in numerous contemporary art exhibitions. Having completed his postgraduate study at St. Petersburg Architectural University with research centered around Neoclassical sculpture, Ignatev has restored close to 30 of the most significant monuments in St. Petersburg, including the sculptures on the façade of the Admiralty and the Russian Museum, the portico of St. Petersburg Mining University, in the Summer Garden, as well as the Hermitage.
As a contemporary artist, as seen in his sculptural performances, installations and site-specific projects, Ignatev investigates the relationship between the creator and the statue, the traditional plot and its modern interpretation. Although having studied working with stone and wood since childhood, Ignatev also utilizes various contemporary technologies from 3D printing and laser scanning to computer prototyping. The works of Pavel Ignatev are housed in the collections of the State Russian Museum, the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, and private collections of Cai Guo-Qiang, Flavio Cotti, Dmitry Likhachov, and Sergey Shnurov, among other prominent collectors.