mercoledì 18 dicembre 2013

Posters & Stickers / Frank Magazine / Austria

Posters and stickers with my artwork used during the election campaign in Austria.

giovedì 21 novembre 2013

Nss Magazine / Italy

Rinat Shingareev

Only positive emotions

I suoi soggetti sono personaggi politici, attori, cantanti o artisti. Il suo stile è dissacrante ed estremamente satirico. Il suo nome è Rinat Shingareev, definito da Maxim come uno degli illustratori più talentuosi al mondo.

Di origini russe, Rinat racconta la sua realtà ed il suo tempo declinandoli in una chiave squisitamente pop. Con le sue opere ad olio su tela dai colori sgargianti intende mettere in discussione i ruoli dei personaggi pubblici nella società, ironizzando circa la loro presenza scenica. Collocati in situazioni inusuali, i soggetti vengono demistificati fino a perdere quell'essenza quasi ultraterrena che li caratterizza in televisione o sui giornali.

Possiamo trovare quindi un tenero George Bush che abbraccia un coniglio gigante, una fiera Michelle Obama in versione Wonder Woman, una sorridente Belen Rodriguez tatuata Old School and so on.

Mr Shingareev insiste affinché la sua arte susciti nello spettatore solamente emozioni positive: visione totalmente condivisibile. Ecco una selezione delle sue opere migliori, da osservare con un sorriso.

Scritto da Giulia Alborghetti

lunedì 18 novembre 2013

Habitat Magazine / South Africa

Rinat Shingareev

Pop Art became a global phenomenon in the 20th Century. Almost a shake of the fist against the Art Establishment, it was nonetheless much appreciated in a rapidly evolving society thirsting for the new and outrageous. Further, it worked very well with contemporary design and decoration as a dramatic focal point within those bland, clinical interiors denuded of colour and texture.

Rinat Shingareev is a Russian artist now living and painting in Italy. As a follower of ‘the historical movement of Pop Art’ he says that he was, and is still, inspired by Andy Warhol in particular. ‘At the time of my graduation thesis I studied his life in detail and I do consider him a genius of his era. A man who was ahead of his time, one who was able to change the world of art.

‘Personally, my biggest inspiration is the desire to see all my ideas executed in the best possible way. All my works are painted in oil on canvas. For me it’s the most convenient material through which I can create a play of light and shadow, various contrasts and render countless shades of one colour. Various transitions in my work and unexpected colour combinations help in the best way to describe my personage and also reveal the details of my character.’

Is there anything else this quite unique artist wishes to achieve in the future; in art or other fields of endeavour?

He says: ‘I have a lot of ideas that I would like to realise. At the moment I’m working on a solo exhibition. It will be a big and special show, yet despite the fact that all of my time and attention is focused on this event, I also take part in other projects including collaborations with the printing of editions, experiment in fashion design, music and my autobiography.’

Sep/Oct 2013 Issue

giovedì 5 settembre 2013

NEW! / Untitled

Brink Magazine / United States

Q&A: Artist Rinat Shingareev

Being a professional artist requires you to have an immense amount of passion along with the ability to continuously become inspired into creating new pieces all the time. Artist Rinat Shingareev exhibits both of these qualities in his work, every day. Rinat is an artist who enjoys painting people that are currently in the public eye and are ‘pop culture icons’. We were able to sit down and chat with Rinat about what it takes to be a professional artist and about the steps that he takes when creating a new piece.

What would you say inspires you the most?

I consider that professional artists don’t necessarily have inspiration. This is a misconception. My main inspiration is the desire to constantly create something new and to have the most interesting ideas. The love of the art and satisfaction from the projects can inspire you to do great work, in the classic sense.

How do you choose which artist, or what, to paint?

I always try to choose the most actual and bright character of that moment. This person must have a unique talent to reach the highest heights in sports, music, and show business. This person should also encourage others to do great things through their activities.

What would you say is most important when selling your artwork?

I believe that an artist shouldn't care about the sales of their work. This should be on the minds of the art dealers and sales managers who work closely with the artist. It's very important to have a reliable and professional team who responsibly treat the business and will be able to find great deals. The artist, in turn, should think only about how to create a masterpiece.

If you had to pick one, which piece would you say is your favorite?

I wouldn't want to single out any of my work, as in each of them I have put heart and soul. Although the process of creating any new work inspired me so much that I consider it the best, because I see my professional growth in the artistic technique and in the realization of the idea.

How do you feel about your artwork, in general?

First of all art for me it is a challenge. Challenge with myself and my abilities. It's necessary to remember that art is also a universal means of communication that connects people all over the world and gives you the chance to change the world for the better by changing the inner world of at least one person.

What is one piece of advice that you would give somebody that is looking to become an artist?

The only thing I could say that the presence of talent does not make the young artist automatically successful. It’s necessary to develop the talent continuously, working on it 24 hours a day, to look for new and interesting ideas and to realize them in the best way. We live in a world of high technology where you need to use every opportunity to present your art to people around the world. This, I think, is the most simple and at the same time the most difficult key to success.

By Arielle Ozery