Inga Krymskaya – Hay Hill Gallery
One might imagine that using famous paintings to create contempory art is a modern phenonmen, however the work of Russian-born contemporary visual artist , Inga Krymskaya looks to 17th century Antwerp for the tradition of creating variations from a single work. Inspired by Rubens The Feast of Venus (1635-36), Inga has created 80 Variations of Rubens’ painting, using mediums ranging from tapestry to Plexiglass to oil on canvas. The project entitled 3045 Variations on Rubens’ The Feast of Venus had a successful run at Hay Hill Gallery in December 2015 and led to the artist to announce a global call to other artists to send in their work inspired by The Feast of Venus. After considerable global interest, some of the work received from artists in countries such as Austria, Canada and Greece will on display in a collaborative exhibition at the DreamSpace Gallery, London. Other artists confirmed to take part in the exhibition include Bex Massey, Klaus Pinter, Mark Timmins, Renata Kopac, Lucy Andrews and Katia Papanikola.
Renata Kopac – Rubens meets Lichtenstein
Inga’s endeavour is to make The Feast of Venus a global collaborative project with other artists, continuing Rubens’ legacy. To undertake this project, Inga has used social media to connect with artists around the world and considers it crucial for the success of the project. She said “Social media is an exceptional tool for me. My recent project – 3045 Variations on Rubens The Feast of Venus – is collaborative. It has involved creating a likeminded global community of artists that wanted to participate in my contemporary reworking project.This would not have been achievable if it wasn’t for social media. While the greater impact of social media is being questioned, for me and artists who are looking to network and grow; it has acted as an accelerator for creative thought. ”
Bex Massey – Feast of Venus
Inga’s work has been exhibited at various art fairs and galleries across the world, including Hay Hill Gallery in London, G77 Gallery in Kyoto, VK Gallery in Amsterdam, Wall Gallery in Amsterdam, Arttitud San Francisco, Berliner Liste (Germany), SCOPE (New York, Basel), and the Antwerp EXPO. Following her exhibition at DreamSpace Gallery, she will be exhibiting with G-77 Gallery at Art Basel in June 2016.
Inga Krymskaya will also be using one section of the gallery to exhibit a photography series entitled Alone With.
The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 28 April and will be open to the public until Friday 13 May 2016 at DreamSpace Gallery, 3 Dufferin Street, EC1Y 8NA, London.
If you would like further information, visit the DreamSpace Gallery website here
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