“Palimpsest” Russian exhibition at Vout-O-Reenee’s July 2018

Soviet Utopia

“Soviet Utopia” 2018, Oil and photomontage on canvas, 60 x 80 cm (One of series of 3)

Soviet Utopia digital version, work currently in progress , will be printed on metal, size tba

Tsars

“Yekaterinburg” 2018 wax on board 83 x 41 cm 

The death of the Romanov’s 2018, oil, sublimation, crystal and birch on canvas 80 x 100 cm 

This painting was inspired by my longstanding fascination with the death of the Romanov family which has its’ centenary this year.  Having studied Russian at university and worked on a Channel Four documentary about the mystery of Anastasia, this is an image that has been playing in my head for some time.  It reflects the horror of the Romanov’s assassination at the house in Yekaterinburg and the family’s  subsequent burials in the depth of the  Siberian forest.

This work encapsulates the etherial, otherworldly, eternity of their wasted lives. Their  downfall from imperial monarchs to bare bones by the side of a road in Siberia.  

A permanent light in the forest of nonsensical acts of history.

….and Peasants

“Babushka Riot “and”Repast”  2018, oil, embroidery on canvas 75 x 100 cm 

Obshezitiya number 6

A box work in progress, in 6 layers of glass.  Finished piece will have interior lights and play the Russian National Anthem and celebrates student life in Leningrad in 1980.

Hope you like them and come to the show in July!