Serene landscapes, elegant dancers or abandoned Venetian bridges take form in the atmospheric works of Russian painter Nikolai Makarov.
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15 Years of Galerie Friedmann-Hahn
In recent years, he has developed his technique from classical oil painting to an elaborate process using acrylic paint and a spray gun, in which he applies the paint in several superimposed layers. He first makes an underpainting in black acrylic paint to define the overall composition and to create a dramaturgy of light - reminiscent of the sixteenth-century technique of the chiaroscuro. Subsequently, water-thinned acrylic paint is applied in several layers and smudged if necessary, giving Makarov's paintings their characteristic sfumato effect.