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The First Date
«Moskovskiy Komzomolets» on Amur, No. 21 from May, 23—30, 2002.

Inga Titova, whose works are in private collections of Russia and even Germany, represents the rarest world, drawn on fabric. Female images shroud in heat and light soul, magically draw a sight. Lots of shades of pains fancifully plastic curls installs pleasure in every secret part of the heart. «Andromeda», «Flora», «Acedora»... The names of the works of the collection «The First Dates» transfer grace and greatness, vulnerability and authoritativeness of nature of the seductresses «dissolved» in silk simultaneously. «Awakening» is full of pensiveness and lyricism... It's easy to recognize the artist in the features of the represented personages: dark blue bottomless lakes of eyes on the cloths are the eyes of Inga herself. And, of course, the meeting with art becomes the first date.. It's possible to plunge into the secret of play of light, colour and fabric, keeping inside a part of the artist's soul, only by visiting Inga's first personal exhibition, opened in the art saloon of the Amur Fair.
Oksana Minyaeva

Flying wings of batik
«Komzomolskaya Pravda in Priamurie», from May, 24, 2002.

At the opening of the exhibition Inga was very worried and constantly touched made by herself silk batik neck scarf. It was her first personal exhibition, though Inga's works had been exhibited many times in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, St. Petersburg, Kornvestime (Germany) and, of course, in Blagoveschensk. In 2000 Inga Titova had become a winner of the competition «Magic of Fashion», and in 2001 at «Magic of Fashion» her non-competitive collection of clothes «Acedora» subdued everyone.
— Have you noticed, that all the heroines on her works are alike Inga herself only externally: by plastics, flexibility, eyes one of the visitors of the exhibition whispered me, closely peering in the gentle play of paints.
And really, the loving «andromeda» from the triptych, and the blossoming «Flora», and the graceful girl from the picture «awakening» amazingly reminded fragile blue — eyed young Inga.
The parents brought Inga from Ural to Blagoveschensk, when she was five. She doesn't remember when she started drawing. Her father Youriy Grigorievich had dreamed whenever to become an artist, he didn't leave the hobby of his youth and took out his daughter for an open-air, encouraging her hobby of painting. That's why Inga's further way was predetermined: the Blagoveschensk children's art school, BPS No.2, the Vladivostok art school, study at ASU, the Design Department. At first she was engaged in watercolor and oil, then she saw how batik is made in the private school and simply became crazy about this technique, batik is silk painting. This light and gentle painting comes from Indonesia.
In 1997 Inga learnt about one Russian artist Roman Tyrtov (Erte), saw his reproductions and was so shocked, that she herself became engaged in this kind of fine arts. She searched for brochures, where the technology of batik production was described, studied it and got experience. In the course of time she created the whole collection «Devoted to Erte».
— «It's more difficult,» — Inga speaks, — to work with batik than with watercolor and canvas. I mean — technically. Paints blur and there are some more difficulties». But Inga is keen on batik passionately. «Even it I have no inspiration, I go on working. That's pleasure for me. Sometimes at first I draw a sketch; sometimes it goes as it is. The image born during the process and varies, as if it is alive. And silk itself changes, creating life sensation, its gentle trembling. Also it is possible to paint fabric with batik and to sew magic clothes...»
It's difficult to say for the artist how image is born. Inga usually doesn't explain the history of occurrence of her works. How is inspiration born? Some melody sounded, a stranger smiled, some book struck.
A small number of the works was presented at the exhibition — only 15 pictures, the latest ones, so they are the most favourite. Lots of her works are in private collection of Russian and Germany. And, of course, lots of wonderful, gentle cloths have not been yet created, because Inga is so young.
Svetlana Borzunova

Inga Titova

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