"My Garden of Eden" / My Personal Garden of Eden Automatic translate
с 23 Апреля
по 23 Мая
Малый Гнездниковский пер., д.9, стр. 1
How to see the Garden of Eden?
April 23 in the House of Spiridonov will open an international exhibition of Veronica Smirnova, Eugene Nyman and the art group DUSKMANN. Using various forms of visual art, each of the participants managed to create their own concept of the eternal Garden of Eden. Vernissage will be opened by Roberto Cavalli, a fashion designer who supports the project.
The work of the London artist Veronika Smirnova echoes elements of Byzantine iconography, Russian folklore, paintings of the pre-Renaissance era and the Eastern school with its wide repertoire of symbols and abstract color effects. In the series of presented works written on left handed boards using the egg tempera technique, the idea of a personal paradise garden combines contrasting mythologemes in images that, like fairy tales, can contain more than reality.
Eugenia Nyman creates her own Garden of Eden in a series of landscapes where beauty and tranquility coexist along with anxiety, tension and desire. The conflict between the strong color, the rigidity of the line and the flatness of the surface creates an alarming graphic explosion that brings the viewer to new levels of expectation.
DUSKMANN’s work is inspired by a visit to Sicily, where artists were fascinated by the divine marble textures they saw on this beautiful island. In digital photographs, viewers will be able to see an amazing play of shadows, due to the unusual nature of the subject. Another series of works depicting frozen lightning suggests again thinking about the eternal confrontation of light and darkness.
The exhibition will last a month, admission is free.
Veronika Smirnova is a British artist of Russian origin (born in Moscow). She received a bachelor’s degree in art from the Slade School of Art and a diploma from a graduate student at the Royal Academy of Arts. Her first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria Riccardo Crespi in Milan (2008). She was nominated for the John Moors Award in the UK (2010). Lives and works in London. She participated in many exhibitions, including in Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2014), in the HEAT exhibition in Archivi Della Misericordia, Venice (2019).
Eugenia Nyman - received a broad artistic education and graduated in 2004 from Goldsmiths University with an MFA degree. Since 2004, continuing her artistic practice and participating in exhibitions (including Turbulence at the SAS Gallery, Montreal (2004); Shortlisted for the New Contemporaries, London (2004); at WALLS, at Pushkin House, London (2014), She worked in the art business for 12 years and finally returned to creative work in 2017. Her works are in the collections of: David Gaventa (London); Ellen Josefowitz (Switzerland); Onn Tammuz (London); Aaron Rand (Montreal); Sandra Goldie, (Montreal).
The DUSKMANN team was initiated by Danielle Cavalli, and various authors participate in it. The main platform that unites them is a constant study of the creative way of thinking synthesized in various arts. The permanent curator of the team is Maria Abramenko. The DUSKMANN Prelude MANIFESTA / Prelude PALERMO project was exhibited in 2018 during the Palermo Manifesto.
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