Please join three of the seven artists taking part in our The Runaway Fingers Exhibition. This is an opportunity to see their work first hand, talk through their work processes and thought processes that led to them creating the work especially made for the current Pushkin House exhibition.
Places are limited for this exclusive event. Address: Kingsgate Artists studios, 110-116 Kingsgate Rd, London, NW6 2JG. Nearest tube Kilburn and West Hampstead.
Ed Saye is London-based painter with MA in Painting from the Slade School of Art, London. Each of Ed’s painting is a different version of a fading idyll, a lament for the utopian ideals of Modernism. Highly complex and detailed paintings merge found images of resort architecture, abandoned theme parks and hotel lobbies with natural elements such as dense forests, expanses of water and alpine vistas to create an enigmatic blend of personal and collective memories.
Dina Varpahovsky, born in Saint-Petersburg, graduated from the MAFA course at City & Guilds London this year. Dina’s challenging, tragicomic work is informed by her own childhood spent in 1970s Russia, combined with current media and Facebook representations of childhood. Varpahovsky’s paintings deliberately problematise the images that we circulate on social media, often serving to project idealised versions of ourselves. She reveals the dominating, predatory side of children, inviting us to reflect upon the different world of adults and children and where the boundaries of influence lie.
Ana Oak is a London based visual artist from the United States. She has a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin’s. Un/re/discovering past and present translations, she creates new sets of relationships, easing the transition between them, disrupting the strata of existing power-structure that predetermines our knowledge. By combining old and new media processes and materials she creates an alternative knowledge and history, examining aspects left behind, picking up the pieces, stitching together, collecting information, uncovering marks, trying to make sense from nonsense.
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