About the artist:
Nina Petrovna Valetova or Nina Tokhtaman Valetova, born November 19, 1958, is a Russian-American metaphysical realism painter. Nina Valetova was born in Berdyash, Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union and graduated as a Specialist from the Faculty of Arts and Graphics of Bashkir State Pedagogical Institute in Ufa. She immigrated to the United States in 1993. Education BGPI, Arts and Graphics Faculty, Specialist Degree Professional association membership International Arts Fund Agent Volochine and Associates, LLC Selected Exhibitions 2011 “Park Art Fair International”, Geneva (Genève), Switzerland With honorable mention 2011 “Art Beijing 2011”, Beijing, China 2011 A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2011 “Arte Pordenone”, Artinvest SRL Torra della Filanda, Pordenone, Italy Other artists of gallery: Vassily Kandinsky, Alexandra Exter 2011 Artinvest SRL “Torra della Filanda”, “Arte Genova 2011”, Fiera di Genova, Genova (Genoa), Italy Other artists of gallery: Vassily Kandinsky, Alexandra Exter Exhibited together with Amedeo Modigliani, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Victor Vasarely 2011 Vernissage, Artinvest SRL “Torra della Filanda”, Rivoli, Torino (Turin), Italy Other artists of gallery: Vassily Kandinsky, Alexandra Exter 2010-2011 “From history to contemporary”, jma Gallery / N Gallery / Euro-Asian Art and Culture Organization, Wien (Vienna), Austria Exhibited together with Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Victor Vasarely, Lucas Cranach 2009 Fashion District Art Show, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2009 “Metamorphosis”, Agora Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2009 “Zolotoj Venec” (“Golden Tiara”), Chuvash State Art Museum, Cheboksary, Russia 2006 World Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2001 “ArtManege 2001”, Manege, Moscow, Russia 2001 “Zolotaja Kist’ 2001” (“Golden Brush 2001”), New Manege, Moscow, Russia 1995 Arthaus Gallery, Dallas, TX, U.S.A. 1990-1991 Boulevard Galerie, Copenhagen, Denmark 1983 Republican Young Artists’ Exhibition, Ufa, Russia Online Exhibitions 2006-Present Saatchi Online Awards 2009 Premio ALBA 2009, Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara, Italy 1994 Honorable Mention, Unifem Art Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, USA Television 1992 Multiple interviews, Bashkortostan 1 TV, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia Bibliography 2011 “Fantasy and Visionary Art of Nina Tokhtaman Valetova”, Amasin Art Gallery, U.S.A. 2011 “Colleción di obras Nina Tokhtaman Valetova”, Suu Art Magazine, no.88 2011, Valencia, Spain 2011 “Alternative worlds of Nina Valetova”, Sergey Kuskov Memorial Website, Moskva (Moscow), Russia 2011 “Artinvest s.r.l. Galleria d’Arte e casa d’aste”, no.32 February-March 2011, p.154, Art&tra, Italy 2011 2011 International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art  , Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara, Italy 2010 “Torra della Filanda”, Immagina Arte in Fiera Catalog, Italy 2009 Sourcebook to the Art World 2009 Guide, Art in America, U.S.A. 2009 “Nina Valetova”, ArtisSpectrum, vol. 21, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2009 2009 International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art, Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara, Italy Annually since 2006 “Unified Artists Catalog”, Professional Artists Union, Moskva (Moscow), Russia 2002 Russian Artistic Guide 2002, London Contemporary Art, London, U.K. 2001 “Zvezda ArtManega” (“Star of ArtManege”), Kultura (Culture), no.48 (7305) 20-26 December 2001, Moskva (Moscow), Russia 2001 ArtManege Exhibition Center Catalog, ArtManege, Moskva (Moscow), Russia 2001 “Nina Valetova: World From the Other Side”, ArtYarmarka Gallery, Moskva (Moscow), Russia Public Collections Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia Chuvash State Art Museum, Cheboksary, Russia Novocheboksarsk Art Museum, Novocheboksarsk, Russia Omsk Center of Contemporary Art, Omsk, Russia Private Collections Artwork is known to have been acquired for private collections in Denmark, Germany, Russia, and U.S.A. Artist's Statement The world has seen the works of several talented artists; these artists have always thought out of the box and their works spoke volumes about their creativity and talent. This review will shed light upon the works of Nina Tokthaman Valetova. Nina Valetova’s use of oils is without a doubt exemplary, the representation becomes all the more special with the creativity of the artist. Figurative and abstract imagery has been very well portrayed by the artist; the experimentation with different colors has also come of well in all the works. The hallucinatory effect which is conspicuous in several paintings is the result of the perfect blend of oil colors, very few artists in the whole wide world can create such a fine impact. The theme of fantasy and visionary art has been very well presented in the works, this only goes to show how talented and creative the artist really is. Nina deserves to be extolled for her exceptional creativity. The works also reveal several tales but the viewers must put their heads to good use because she does not present the whole tale, most works need to be deciphered, only smart viewers would be able to do so. Her works are very enigmatic, at times the viewers feel that the works are frozen in time, the next second they feel that the same works are brimming with life, it becomes very incomprehensible for the viewers to understand the enigma surrounding the paintings. This again goes to show the ability of the artist to keep the viewers on tenterhooks. Each canvas is unique and presents new stories reveled by the artist, such uniqueness is hard to find elsewhere. The artist has put in a conscious effort to actively experiment with dimension and composition which has given an edge to her works over others, the paradoxical nature of the works has made them much more intriguing than it originally would have been. A viewer who is short of philosophical depth would not be able to comprehend the theme of the different canvases. The artist has dug deep to find irrationality of the modern society and several paintings portray the same. The unpredictability of the modern day society has also been presented in several paintings. To conclude it is very fair to say that Nina is certainly unique from other artists. She dares to experiment and think out of the box, her experimentation with different oil colors has always paid off, her experimentation with structure and dimension has also been very successful. Lastly, one needs to have philosophical depth to be able to comprehend her works, her works appear to be frozen in time yet appear lively, the ability to do this is unique and deserves plaudits. Her interpretation of the contemporary society is spot-on; her works reveal her interpretation of the modern and irrational society of ours.
Nina Petrovna Valetova or Nina Tokhtaman Valetova, born November 19, 1958, is a Russian-American metaphysical realism painter. Nina Valetova was born in Berdyash, Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union and graduated