May 2013. Solo exhibition, Veria, Russia

May 2013. Solo exhibition, Veria, Russia

This exhibition was organised by the Russian geographic Society and Andrei Maisterov, a real estate developer who works in the Moscow Oblast. The exhibition was held in the Town Hall in the small town of Veria, some 110 kilometres from Moscow. I exhibited 10 paintings of Veria and the nearby village of Efanova where I own a ‘dacha’. The exhibition was attended by the local administration, the governor of the Moscow Oblast, local officials, real estate people, friends and residents of Veria. Comments from the officials were along the lines of: “why does he show the buildings in such an old fashioned way? They are so dirty and primitive etc…”

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