Born in Leningrad, 1946
Graduated from the Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography, Leningrad, 1973
Painter, stage and graphic designer, and graphic, Tatyana Pogorelskaya, is the most devoted of The Pgishot’s members in studying Judaism and searching for Jewish identity in art. In 1980, she joined an unofficial group for experimental art (TEI), exploring the leeway of non-figurative technique to express her vision of spiritual and mystical. She was the first one to participate after perestroika in Jewish exhibits in Lithuania, Jerusalem and Moscow, and she also is an enthusiastic driving force behind The Pgishot’s activities.
With the passion of a neophyte, she articulates her perception of supernatural events. In her diptych Katrina the human figures are stirred into a swirling babbled texture that integrates the slightly fragmented parts of the painting. The striking rise of light from the inside out, and from the middle to the top accompanied by the compression of darkness at the bottom of the paintings, and the stream of precious, recherché splashes of colors: turquoise, dark blue and velvet violet, is the artist’s way of conveying her powerful message.