Art Lift - Nov 07 2020

Inga Paltser

Left-Handed Art, Right-Handed Science Fairy Tale Painter

Inga Paltser. When you look at her photos and warm illustrations, you would never guess that such an elegant woman who looks straight out of a movie screen is a renowned Russian doctor of genetics.

01. 

Growing up in a family with a long tradition of art, Inga began to show her talent at an early age. When other children went to kindergarten, she grew up alongside the beautiful paintings of her mother and the delicate handwork of her grandmother.

While others struggled to recite the Cyrillic alphabet, she pondered over difficult art books, admiring Bryulov and the famous neoclassical paintings.
While other kids scrawled with crayons, Inga was already creating with no restrictions on whatever material she could get her hands on.
When she was in junior high school, many of her classmates began asking her to decorate their notebooks and hand books for them, becoming her first fans.

This childhood experience impacted Inga's life greatly.

Today she is still the same child who can paint anything, boldly exploring new painting techniques, new styles and novel materials and challenging her limits. This childlike innocence allows her to keep watercolor paintings and children's illustrations in the most soft place in her heart.


02.

While Inga is gentle and sweet when it comes to writing, it's not the same when it comes to self reflection.
"My biggest critic is myself." She said. "I really hate to let myself down." Contrary to the "chaotic" stereotype of artists, Inga believes in the power of order itself. Even in her studio everything is in perfect order. Her work is born of a passion, a desire to share, a desire to feel, a desire to be recognized. This emotion falls exquisitely starting at the brushpoint, through orderly composition and the slow, methodical whittling away at a grander image. Emotion is her creative source, order is her creative criterion.

She is brave enough to analyze their own shortcomings, but also always remembers to walk towards the sun; her passionate feelings call out the wind and rain, and she can sail away in the same strong wind.

It is this belief, creative but not chaotic, that keeps her from abandoning science for art completely. Instead, the model of "make bold assumptions and carefully verify them" becomes the ideal portrait of a scientist.

The young Slavic girl carries the spring breeze of the Russian fields farther and farther along the winding path of art and science to share with people far and wide.

03.

If you study her work carefully, you will feel that these beautiful paintings often have a kind of natural green.
This is not an illusion.
In the contemporary society of the 20th year of the 21st century, Inga is still a romantic daughter of nature.

She loves forests and lakes, especially the sea. She persists in living by the cold white sea, frozen six months a year, and often makes a special trip, like an old friend, to see the sea. She would sometimes be asked to move to a more convenient, warm, modern city, and she would reply:
"Can you see the sea from the windows of the big city?”
She loves honey and buckwheat, dogs, pure and sincere children, villages in her hometown in summer, campfires lit in the night and clear and gentle lakes.
She loves all that is truly good in the world.

04.

Perhaps this is why the fairy tale world under her brush is frequented by small owls.
Inga, a former zoologist, is keen to capture the lovely beauty of these little creatures in the forest. Inga notices the loveliness and uniqueness of each small creature through keen observation and exquisite emotion.
In her paintings, these little furry, wide-eyed creatures look like clumsy, cute little children fluttering out of the forests of ancient Russian fairy tales, bringing cool pine branches and the smell of rain to our eyes, which have been exposed to screens for years.

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