Exhibition of paintings by Taia Galagan
4 - 10 MARCH 2015
81 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 4PP
Darren Baker Gallery, Ukrainian Art Gallery and ANN Gallery are pleased to announce two exhibitions of contemporary Ukrainian art featuring the paintings of Taia Galagan (Tatiana Gershuni), who are acknowledged among the top 100 Ukrainian artists.
Taia Galagan announced herself on the Ukrainian art scene at the beginning of the 1990s and is now working with a variety of media. Her recent series of paintings are truly a cultural phenomenon and contain elements of 3D pictures known as 'anaglyphs' as an experiment with the technical and visual boundaries of painting as a medium.
The artists 'Double Portrait' series evolved from her reflection on a genre of self-portraiture, its modern iconography and its meaning and place in contemporary art. It is focused on the top figures of modern art for whom self-portraiture was an important part of individual art practice, and served as a conceptual base for the unique personal artistic styles and legacy. Each portrait consists of two superimposed visual layers which are clearly seen through 3D glasses. Based on the original self-portraits, they present new visual and conceptual readings of the portrayed.
"For me, the traditional 2D illusion of 3D space is not the final solution to create a dialogue with a viewer, - Taia says - I am interested in something that could be encoded and seen in between painted layers".
Curator Anna Phillips Ukrainian Art Gallery
Curator Anna Lavrekha ANN Gallery
PR Julia Bondarenko
Derren Baker Gallery
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