SPRING 2018

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The series «Women’s National Skydiving Team of Chechnya» (2008-2010) belongs to the period when the artist worked with coal and red ochre from 2004 to 2010. In this series Kallima shows images of pre-war Chechnya: as an alternative to inter-ethnic conflicts and terrorism he proposes the theme of sports. In the present artwork the artist doesn’t emphasizes complex perspectives and compositions but the expressions of the characters. Kallima travels down memory lane back to his youth, remembering the time when he saw women skydivers training and tries to depict this careless moments in his works. «Women’s National Team» refers to Soviet monumental painting where the theme of sport was romanticized. The artworks from this series are in the collection of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. V

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