The prince Nikolay Uvarov belongs to one of the most ancient families of the nobility. And at the same time to a very rare in all times type of an intellectual artist.
The prince Uvarov, a graduate of the Latvian Academy of Art, finds his inspiration in the most unexpected spheres including Ray Bradbury's short stories and tale of Gilgamyesh. And he implements it with an irreproachable academic skill in the most different technique- oil and etching, engraving and watercolours, pencil, Indian ink. AU of a sudden cosmic lyrics is changed over to a biting political sarcasm, a tragic world perception to a generous Rablesian humour.
The sixtieth anniversary of his birth the prince Uvarov has approached inspired with new opportunities and ideas. Conceptional depth, rational satiation were followed by works breathing a spirit of irralional spontaneity. They are the moulds of subconscious archetypes, taking eilher purely abstract forms or an image of Riga's Pardaugava mansions.
So, the Orthodox prince, living in Protestant Riga, being sincerely in love with Musulman East, an eccentric erudite having a rare capacity for work and fantasy. This kind of personality seems to be very interesting outside Latvia as well. It is proved by purchases of his works made by collections from the USA, Germany, Israel. And one of his works belongs to Ray Bradbury's private collections.
It is a very rare case that the author of these lines would wish to fuse together with the real and recognizable world, depicted on limited water-colour-paper space. When looking closely colours by Nikolay Uvarov, which bring to the lively southern mountain aroma, this feeling arises once and for ever. Human tonque calls these pictures quite simply: hills, mountains, but there is something ineffably clean, delicate and joyfully-wise in these wonderful samples of living, unending harmony, it flows into the very depths of soul at-perception of Eternity, spread in the form and contours of those... To picture that one needs not only to visit those places, and not only to know how to use pencil and bruch on paper... Many have visited, many have used... Nikolay Uvarov in his miniature watercolours shows a rare example of Happening with primary tial Essence of Nature, dissolving one's main Human part in It. And as a result we can see these creations before us and it is a Happening! Bright of colour, distinctive and good in it's essence. And it means creative and healing-harmonizing. We can be happy that this wonderful set of micro-masterpieces is before the eyes of Your contemporary, longing for Really Harmoneous, Real, Deep and Mercyful. The only minus of this set is it's shortness. However, a long prayer is from devil... And Creator and Benefactor of Eternal Beauty depicted by inspired Master's hand, be always with us. Amen.
Cholistic Medicine Doctor,
Professor, member of American
Academy of Religion and Psychical Investigations.