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Nikolaevich Ivanov

Russia • born in 1941

Biography and information

To Leningrad

Born in the village of Sagoydukovo, Tomsk Region on November 2, 1941. Father and mother were repressed. He was brought up without parents in a manger. Then in the Parabelsky orphanage of the Asenovsky district of the Tomsk region and in the orphanage in the village of Voronya Pashnya. In childhood, he loved freedom. He studied with coolness. Since childhood, he loved the poems of Lermontov. To write - did not write, but composed, playing with words, verbally. He dreamed of being a cook, sailor, doctor, musician, dancer of the ensemble Igor Moiseyev. I wanted a lot to be everything and I will not remember. He was a lonely dreamer. He did not like the company, but was friends with everyone. At the age of 16, he entered the vocational school of vocational school in Kolpashevo as a tractor driver, a specialist in agriculture. There then began a boisterous activity in amateur performances. At the House of Culture, he was engaged in dancing. I studied there for 4 years. When a mother was found, Rostislav left for Shakhtyorsk. Having lived with my mother for a short time, I went to the city of Zhdanov. There he worked at the factory as a mechanic, tractor driver and bricklayer. In the same place in 1962, Rostislav met with the Gudsul Dance Ensemble of the city of Ivano-Frano. He actively worked with this ensemble throughout the year.

Then there was the Mogilev-Podolsky dance ensemble “Dniester Grono”. Zetem, Rostislav entered as a dancer in the Transcarpathian folk choir of Uzhgorod. After working there for 3 years, Rostislav entered the miners' ensemble in Donetsk as a dancer. There he worked for about a year and then entered the ballet dancer at the Opera House in Donetsk. After working there for 5 years and reaching all the pinnacles of his potential in ballet, Rostislav leaves the theater and enters the University of Donetsk University at the Humanities Faculty of Russian Language and Literature. I studied 3 courses at the university. During his studies, he organized concerts together with his friend Sergey Zibrov, a student of the History Department, with whom they lived in the same hostel. Sergei played the guitar, and Rostislav read poetry by Sergei Yesenin and his own. In his student days, he danced in the restaurant in the evenings and read poetry by Sergei Yesenin. At the end of the third year of university, Rostislav was already 28 years old and he decided to enter the Art College. Grekov in Rostov-on-Don. Rostislav took the documents and left for Rostov-on-Don. He entered the sub-courses at this school and worked there for 1 year as a sitter and janitor. The next year he passed the exams and became a full-time student of the theater department of the College named after Grekov. After studying 2 courses, he left for Penza and entered the Art College named after Savitsky. Having studied in Penza 2 and 3 courses, he took the documents and left for Leningrad in 1977.


In Leningrad, Rostislav begins to engage in self-education. Immediately after 3 months of life in Leningrad, Rostislav makes an underground apartment exhibition with collector Mikhailov. At the exhibition, 4 paintings were bought by collector Pervilov (later, after the death of the collector, all his paintings were transferred to the Russian Museum). Rostislav is installed in the fire department of the village. Dubrovka of the Leningrad region. The artist lived in a hostel belonging to the fire department guarding the plant. He worked as a senior firefighter, and in his free time he was engaged in creativity: playing the piano, composed poems and songs, and drew a lot. Painting for the artist was the core of all art. Thinking a lot about his art, he realized that it was necessary to combine all forms of art into one. While working as a firefighter, Rostislav opens up a style of writing chaos of painting, graphics, sculpture, poetry, music and choreography. Periodically did exhibitions in the village. Dubrovka in the dining room of the plant and in the dispensary.

Participated in all major exhibitions in Leningrad organized by the TEI Society (Partnership of Experimental Art). Rostislav also participated in apartment exhibitions. In 1982, during the year he worked in the folk rock ensemble Yabloko under the direction of Yuri Berendyukov and soloist Marina Kapuro. Work in the ensemble "Apple" helped the artist choose his own path. After leaving Yabloko in 1983, Rostislav organized his own studio and, later, the Belun song and dance ensemble, at the Urban Song club, based on his own compositions and choreography of the artist. In parallel with the work in the ensemble, Rostislav participates in festivals of the City Song club on the street. Rubinstein 13 under the leadership of Gurov. He participated in festivals as a bard and was a three-time certified laureate. Rostislav at this time constantly paints, sculpts sculptures from clay, makes personal exhibitions in Leningrad, writes poetry and songs with a guitar.

Acquainted with a group of Sufis, leaves for England with the ensemble "Belun". There, Rostislav taught sound therapy, a blitz lesson in painting, choreography and singing. After a trip abroad, the ensemble breaks up. Rostislav creates a new ensemble under the same name “Belun”. Then the artist organizes married life with one of the soloists of the ensemble - Tatyana. Unexpectedly, a collector from Europe is buying a whole exhibition from Rostislav. With this money, the artist buys a house and begins to engage in family life and household. At this time, Rostistav, together with Tatyana, participated in a health group led by Valery Shivtsov. In the same group, the artist teaches sound therapy. In addition to sound therapy, the wellness group beat classes on running in nature, zarayad, meditation and swimming in cold water according to the system of Porfiry Korneyevich Ivanov.

In 1986, Rostislav met with film director Yuri Borisovich Mamin. The director invites Rostislav and the ensemble "Belun" in his first film "Feast of Neptune." Thanks to this film, Rostislav was able to show his paintings on the big screen and sing the song “Snow Sadness”. Along with this, Rostislav went to the Orthodox Church where he practiced Orthodoxy and sang in the choir in the Holy Trinity Church in Vsevolozhsk. In 1990, Rostislav studied as an icon painter in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. After studying there for a year, the artist ceases to study iconography and devotes himself entirely to family life, since in 1989-1991 three sons Elisha, Philip and Ilya were born. Children made the artist happy. At this time, Rostislav ends his thoughts on the chaos of poetry, since poetic chaos turned out to be the most difficult for the artist. In parallel with family life, he taught people his discoveries of chaos in all forms of art. In 1991, Rostislav went to England for the second time without an ensemble, but with his wife and two children, Elisha and Ilya. There, Rostislav taught sound therapy, a blitz lesson in painting and choreography.

St. Petersburg

Later, Rostislav flew during the year 2 more times to England, but without a family. In 1992, Rostislav dissolved the ensemble "Belun". In the 90s, Valery Zhadov made a film about the work of Rostislav Ivanov under the name "Artist". Unfortunately, the only copy of the film was stolen. A film about Rostislav as a family artist was also shot. It was a thesis by a director named Naum Avrumin. There was another film shot by a director named Arkady about Rostislav as a village artist. The film revealed the village talents of two people of a cyclist artist, but Rostislav does not remember the name of the film, nor the name of the director, but it is known that the director left for the USA. At the same time, Rostislav Organizes an exhibition of 140 paintings in Krasnoyarsk. Shubsky Mikhail Pavlovich Museum Director accepted this exhibition. There, the artist met with the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Achinsk, Sergey Kardash. Sergei periodically writes various articles about the work of Rostislav in Siberian news and newspapers so far. And today, periodically, Sergey Kardash organizes exhibitions of paintings by the artist in the Krasnodar Territory. In 1999, Rostislav divorces his wife and lives separately from his family and is completely immersed in creativity.

XXI Century

In 2000, Rostislav organized the studio “Behind the Light of the World” where 8 people participated, among them one man, 7 women and the head Rostislav. The artist found a place where the children's club is located under the direction of Natalia Pavlovna, where Rostislav gave concerts of his ensemble where songs and dances created by the artist were performed. At the same time, he continued to engage in iconography, sculpture, graphics and poetry. At the private school "Aristos" in St. Petersburg under the leadership of Tatyana Olegovna. Rostislav taught students painting, drawing, sculpture, playing the piano and rhythm. The children liked this very much, but the teachers rebelled against Rostislav because of the high pay for his work, and Rostislav had to leave teaching at this school. But Rostislav made an exhibition in the corridors of the school and periodically changed pictures. The exhibition was dismantled in 2018. 2 times Rostislav performed with an ensemble in this school. The ensemble also gave charity concerts in holiday homes.

On the street Turku in the library to them. Chekhov Rostislav did his exhibition and the ensemble and gave concerts at the opening. He performed at various festivals both solo and with the ensemble. Did exhibitions in libraries: them. Lermontov on Candle Lane (exhibition "Flight"), on the street. Marat 72, st. Mayakosky 27 them. Pushkin, them. Sergei Yesenin, on the street Turku them. Chekhov, them. Mayakovsky on Nevsky Prospect 20. Rostislav taught for free in hospice at the Reabelit studio. With the help of the hospice, a book of the Reabelit studio was published in which there were tales and graphics of the participants. The studio broke up when the rent money ran out. In 2004, Rostislav participated in the festival "Unique Poet", organized by Muscovites in St. Petersburg, and took 3rd place with the song "Gray Seagull" and the poem "What would you learn to listen to your hearing." Then the artist is invited to the TV channel "Your Public Television" where Rostislav participates in the program as a guest.

In his free time from concerts and work, Rostislav played harmonica on the street. Then he switched to a small children's harp "Cymbals." In 2014, he met filmmaker Vlad Amilin. Over the course of the year, the director made a film about Rostislav and came to the title of the film "A Man Has Come Out of Chaos." In 2015, Vlad Amelin completes the film as his thesis and receives “Excellent” on defense. Throughout his work, Rostislav creates a unique teaching system through chaos. Periodically, people come to the artist to study sound, graphics, poetry, painting, sculpture and choreorgaphia. He discovered the "Chaos" system back in Penza, his fate at the school. Savitsky. In St. Petersburg, Rostislav developed this system. During the shooting of the film “A Man Has Come Out of Chaos,” Rostislav teaches Vlad Amelin’s ensemble “Kill the barber!” In his system of graphics, painting, sculpture, singing and poetry. The group began to sing not only in English, but also in Russian.

The film "Man came out of Chaos" in October 2018 was watched by 7 thousand people on YouTube. In 2015, Rostislav closes the ensemble “There is light around the world”. The artist decided to focus on his own work. Rostislav began to actively perform at song festivals. The jury especially noted the artist's work. Competitions were held in restaurants where there were all conditions. In 2017, Alexander Kushnor invites Rostislav to the filming of the film “Two Old Men” based on the stories of Leo Tolstoy, where Rostislav plays one of the old men. The film was never completed due to lack of money. Rostislav collects money with the help of his harp game for making paintings to make exhibitions. In 2017, on Rostislav Street, he met other musicians named Leonid and Arkady. Together they organized the ensemble "Transition" and began to rehearse and perform in cold weather in restaurants and in warm weather on the street.

Rostislav in parallel with participation in the group, played alone. The game on the harp became brighter and louder when a woman, a connoisseur of the work of Rostislav, from Moscow presented Big real harp. Once, on July 20, 2018, a correspondent of the Metro newspaper met Rostislav on the street. After 3 days, an article was published where Rostislav was on the first page. A few days later, Mir and Rossiya1 appeared on Rostislav. In early August, on “Russia1”, morning, afternoon and evening showed a story about the artist, and later on the channel “Culture”. A few days later, the Mir television channel also showed its report. Rostislav is still engaged in painting, graphics, sculpture, iconography and poetry. The artist continues to play on the street, chat with random passers-by and meet friends.