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"Tatiana" — by designer: DJ Kitcher




DJ Kitcher


Tatyana Petrovna Nikolayeva


Becker Capitol Management

We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.



At 17 years old, I lost all vision in my left eye and as a result experience decreased depth perception. I work off of this limitation and challenge myself to produce energetic, high-contrast imagery with crisp, improvised forms and delicate mark-making. I am fascinated by the endless push and pull between negative and positive space and am constantly seeking to both contort and harmonize this relationship in my work. After years of practicing with line, shape and color, I am now dedicated first and foremost to solidity and structure. Stripping away irrelevant detail and working entirely in grayscale further supports simplicity. The bird creatures with their sharp and curvy forms are only but a vessel to explore new and exciting design possibilities.



David Joel Kitcher was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Spending much of his time as a young man traveling and painting murals in Mexico and Central America. He now lives in Portland, Oregon creating small works on paper.


Namesake Musician:
Tatyana Petrovna Nikolayeva

Tatyana Petrovna Nikolayeva was a Russian Soviet pianist, composer and teacher. She studied piano from the age of three and was composing by age twelve. At thirteen, she entered the Moscow Conservatory. In 1950 Nikolayeva gained prominence by winning the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, part of the bicentennial marking Bach's death. More importantly, she met Dmitri Shostakovich at the competition, leading to a lifelong friendship, and was chosen as a first performer of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues. In 1959 Nikolayeva became a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory, later becoming professor in 1965. She made over 50 recordings during her career.


-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatiana_Nikolayeva




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Becker Capital Management



We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.


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