He is best known as a graphic artist. Its conceptual series are constructed from various combinations of recurring elements, such as images of flags or birds and sheets of paper with typewritten texts.
In contrast to his distinctive style Anton tries to remain unnoticed by the public in performative practices, either serving guests of the Innovation Award at the Sheraton hotel in Nizhny Novgorod or working as a security guard and assembler at the Garage Museum in Moscow.
Alexander Dehtyar is the head and chief architect of the Scientific Production Association "Arkhstroi". He founded the company together with his colleagues in 1990. In its 30-year history, the association has successfully finished a number of projects, some — of citywide significance. Among his projects are the World Trade Center in Nizhniy Novgorod, Dom na Svobode housing complex, Itallux shopping center on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street.
Alexander is a laureate and diploma winner of the Zodchestvo architecture festival, deputy chairman of the Architectural Council at the regional Ministry of Architecture. He designs buildings himself, he is also involved in deciding whether there will be another new building created by other architects in the city. The World Trade Center on Kovalikhinskaya Street was included in the list of 100 best business centers in Russia and is the company's most successful project, Alexander believes.
Ariel is an ornament factory, founded in 1996. It is a place, where the traditions of making Christmas ornaments, established as early as 1936, are carefully preserved. The ornaments are hand-blown and hand-painted.
Ariel takes pride in their hand-painted ornaments, using a variety of motifs and styles of painting. Each ornament is a work of art, its own little world. The craftsmen are inspired by Russian fairy tales and folk costumes, creating lively and charming characters: a cheerful harlequin, the tsar, a squirrel cracking nuts all made of gold, the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Ariel ornaments are very popular in the USA, Norway, Australia and known around the world.
Vladimir Chernyshev is an artist. He alternates studio practices with the creation of land-art works. The dramaturgy of the projects is built on the contrast between the natural and the human. For studio works Vladimir makes special objects from boards, and in graphics he uses his signature technique of scraping on copy paper. The artist mostly works with wood or tar.
The artist discovers objects to which he gives a second life in the form of installations - a power line pole or wooden boards. As part of the "Suburban Practices", he made installations in abandoned places far from the city, like the "Bus Stop" somewhere in the woods.
BUGROV.PRO is an engineering company and design studio. This is a team brought together by the idea of creating beautiful, challenging and high-quality products. They make interior details, electronics, bags, jewelry, clothes and shoes, and games. All kinds of materials are used in the production: wood, plastic, metal, stone, concrete, ceramics, leather, plaster, led.
The products are unique — they are the result of rethinking and adapting, creatively and technically refining existing products. They are implemented at the initiative of team members or with the help of talented customers.
Lena Tatarintzeva is a graphic and interior designer from Dzerzhinsk, a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region. She makes unique art objects made of bast, an indigenous Russian material. She developed her own technique of layer-by-layer application, in which a traditional material acquires new meanings and reveals its texture.
Elena creates luminaries — pendant lamps, decorative panels, art objects. Products are light, environmentally friendly with a pleasant lime aroma, in the spirit of going back in time, but remain a decoration of the present. Elena prefers a naturalistic style in interior design, lots of stone and wood textures. It is always a game of forms and textures.
Belyana is the title of the anthology, which includes rare literary and photographic materials about the life and work of loggers, burlaks and rafters in Nizhny Novgorod at the turn of XIX and XX centuries. It tells of the lives of ordinary people in the 19th century — what they ate, what was important to them — the simple things. The anthology was written by Nikolai Morokhin, a journalist, teacher, researcher of folklore and ethnography of the Nizhny Novgorod Volga region. It was released in 2020, with a print run of 1000 copies.
Belyana is the name of a huge wooden flatboat with a hull about 100 meters long and 25 meters wide. Belyana could lift up to 10 thousand tons of cargo — timber, birchbark, hessian fabrics, resin, tar — everything the Volga forests are rich in. The ship could accommodate a crew of 50-70 people. They were built of unpainted white wood in the mid-19th century.
Nikolay Inkin is a contemporary Russian writer, local historian, and author of historical detectives. He writes under the alias Nikolay Svechin. His creative career began in 2001. His stories are fascinating, with a rich language, an abundance of historical facts and famous personalities, and a deep knowledge of the history of his native country. The protagonist of Svechin’s books is a Nizhny Novgorod local, and action in his first books also takes place is Nizhny Novgorod.
In total, he wrote more than 30 books featuring the Nizhny Novgorod detective Alexei Lykov, who unravels crimes, catches criminals and saves the Russian tsar from an assassination attempt at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. "Zaveshchanie Avvakuma" ("Habakkuk’s Testament"), his first novel about the adventures of Alexei Lykov, was published in 2005. The action takes place at the Nizhny Novgorod Fair in the summer of 1879. Alexei Lykov is a completely fictional character. He portrays a particular type of courageous people, capable of action.