The painting cycle "New Saints" presented at the exhibition was created by Aidan Salakhova quite recently. His idea was born in the Moscow hospital "Tsaritsyno", where the artist in 2020, upon returning from Italy, was in quarantine in the "red" zone. What he saw in the hospital was embodied in a series of paintings. Observing the work of doctors and admiring their dedication, Aidan Salakhova took numerous photographs and sketches, which were later used in the process of working on the New Saints series.
Aidan Salakhova is a famous Russian painter and sculptor, teacher, in the recent past, an active gallery owner and public figure. Her career in recent years has been marked by sharp turns and a decisive change in artistic landmarks, which did not prevent Aidan Salakhova from invariably remaining in the center of attention of the Russian and world creative audience.