Yulia Uzryutova, a local illustrator, came up with a creative description of Ulyanovsk: she decided to choose colors that, in her opinion, demonstrate the essence of the city!
The artist depicted the “old” and the “new” parts of Ulyanovsk in her paintings and gave each piece a unique title. As a a result of this experiment, Yulia Uzryutova discovered new ‘colors’: “The color of Goncharov”, “Simbirsk’s Endangered”, “Residential Area Chameleon”, “Hedonistic Simbirsk”.
Artist’s commentary adds to the special atmosphere of her paintings. Yulia Uzryutova is an artist, journalist and a teacher, she took part in various international projects of UNESCO CCN. In January 2022, she participated in the international comics exhibition on post-pandemic city representation (Angoulême International Comics Festival 2022, France) as well as in the “Snow and Minimalism” exhibition aimed at representing UNESCO Creative Cities (Reykjavik, Iceland) and the exhibition of watercolor illustrations for Goncharov’s book “Frigate Pallas” (January of 2022).
In 2021, the City Library named after I. A. Goncharov hosted the exhibition of artist’s watercolor paintings titled “The Stories of the Old City”.