Riccardo Crespi gallery presents Beyond The Shore, a solo exhibition showcasing new work by the artist Veronica Smirnoff.
Smirnoff's images draw on her experiences of places and fascination with ancient cartography.
Entirely imagined landscapes distort, embellish and select from the world that has little to do with geography, instead focusing on relationship between Place and Myth, familiar and peculiar. Constantly reassembling and alluding to pre renaissance and icon painting, folklore and Asian tradition, her paintings offer ambiguous narratives through layers of pigment ground from semi-precious stones, leaving nothing to chance as suggested by the discipline of traditional Egg Tempera technique.
Maintaining a symbolic appearance, these works could be read as "cognitive maps" that open up a different sensibility through the use of historical languages, memory and imagination. Veronica Smirnoff was born in Moscow in 1979. She lives and works in London and Moscow. She is going to be part of the 4th Biennial of Thessaloniki, in September 2013.
Selected exhibitions: 2012 Dreaming Beauties, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano; The Madding Spring, Gallery Vela, London 2011 Opulent Vision, Ford Project Gallery, New York; Solo show, Salon Vert Gallery, Great Britain 2010 John Moores Painting Prize 2010, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool; BRIC Theme Auction, Saatchi Gallery, London; Zhar, Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris 2009 Women to Watch: The Figure Re- Figured, Friends of National Museum of Women in the Arts, London; (Self)Portrait of a Lady, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano 2008 Invasion: Evasion, Baibakov art projects, Moscow; Morozka, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano; Group Show, Sotheby's, London; Group Show, Royal Academy of Art, London; Past as Present, York Art Gallery, York 2007 The End Begins: The Lodeveans Collection, The Hospital Gallery, London; Group Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London; Group Show, MiArt Fair, Milano 2006 TGU, Zoo Art Fair, London; Lenin Lovers, Curator Space Gallery, London; Premiums, Royal Academy of Art, London 2005 Baroquerocks, Espace Brochage Express Gallery, Paris; Group Show, Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow 2003 Group Show, Tascheles Gallery, Berlin
Moday - Saturday
From 11am until 1pm and from 3pm until 7.30pm