Olga Malinovskaya - artist, performer, fashion designer.
Great artists are not born but become. First of all, they are filled up with certain life events, personal observations and the diversity of the surrounding world.
The mysterious and attractive world of ballet has become an inspiration for Olga Malinovskaya. Being one of the best graduates of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography at the Bolshoi Theatre of the Russian Federation, she danced many leading classical and contemporary roles during her career in some of the most famous theatres in the world. Spectators of the Bolshoi, La Scala, the Boston Opera House, the National Opera of Estonia, and the Opera of Nice have admired her numerous leading roles. Among them are Odette-Odile (Swan Lake), Kitri (Don Quixote), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Masha/Clara (The Nutcracker), Sylphide (La Sylphide), and the roles in modern ballets of Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, George Balanchine and other influential modern choreographers.
All this time Olga did not just dance, she took painting or gilding lessons from various masters in those countries where she danced during her ballet career. Olga already collaborates with renowned interior designers, participates in art fairs. Over time, painting took a dominant role in the life of Olga - some of her sketches turned into a collection of paintings called SHOW TIME. The artist continues to demonstrate in her works the well-known and beloved backstage world of the theater - this unique mixture of beauty and deep melancholy, lightness, and hard work. In addition, Olga explores the inner world of a woman, the essence of her feelings and experiences, embodying them in painting in the form of allegories of biblical and fantasy creatures and spaces, which shows a collection called NAKED SOULS.
Each dancer always tries to introduce something different and individual to the image familiar to millions of people. This habit has remained with Olga in painting too - she not only uses paint in her works but also most genuine 24-carat gold leaves. This is a gentle and very delicate material, which must be handled with extreme caution - one blow will be enough for the gold leaf to fly away or completely crumble. That is why the style of painting, chosen by Olga, requires tremendous concentration and labor.
But the result is worth it. Thanks to the paintings of Olga Malinovskaya, the spectator plunges into the atmosphere of the majestic imperial theatres, can feel the warm glow of colors, and enjoy the elegance of the performance. In addition, any change in the lighting creates unique effects in the picture. Working in oil or acrylic with the addition of 24-carat gold leaves, Olga Malinovskaya has come up with a unique genre - scenes from the magical but hard daily world of ballet artists. That world, which is beyond the reach of the audience and which we can only guess and dream about.
Many works of Olga Malinovskaya are now in private collections around the world. Olga organizes solo shows, participates in art fairs and group exhibitions, engages in performative practices, and also produces an exclusive line of clothing for ballet dancers called CLAZZDANCE.