‘Being’ by Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh. The artist will be resident in the basement gallery using it as workshop and exhibition space.
Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh is a London-based professional visual artist, graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design with First class Honours Degree in Fine Art. From 2011 she worked as an artist’s assistant for Hew Locke. In 2008 she was awarded with Browne Smith Baker company prize for her painting in Ferens Art Gallery.
Anya’s practice focuses on painting and expanded making, both of which allow her to communicate the ideas of the inner experience of body and mind. This is her third Solo show.
‘Being’ explores the idea of inner experience from a different angle: the physical and psychological experiences of different emotions and states affecting transition and metamorphosis within. The series of work is engaged with a hybrid of painting and physical form, exploring the link between Cartesian Dualism and Freudian points on Being. The exhibition comprises works on paper and PVC fabrics as well as mixed-media. The latter will be further developed during Anya’s residency at Hundred Years Gallery.
For the opening event visitors are invited to contribute unwanted fabrics and to participate in transforming garments into a piece of art.
Since 2005 her work has been exhibited across the UK and Russia, including group exhibitions at Central Saint Martin’s UAL and London Canal Museum, Valentines Mansion, the Camden Arts Centre, Rossotrudnichestvo and Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project Space.
Her art works are in public and private collections across the UK, Germany, Ukraine and Russia.