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Art at the Knapp Gallery

09 December 2013

The Knapp Gallery in Regent’s Park showcases contemporary art in conjunction with Artgallery.co.uk. This month we present the work of Gena Ivanov.

Gena Ivanov is a Russian artist who might be described as a Renaissance Man; his expertise spans a number of very different subject areas. It is the very first time that gallery curators Artgallery.co.uk have chosen to give over the whole of the gallery space to a single artist.

In the past Gena developed his interest in Modern Dance, he trained as an artist, served in the Russian Army as a military artist, and has also worked as an interior designer. On arrival in England he set up his own studio and gallery and studied to achieve an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University. He writes poetry as well as paints and his eclectic range of styles means that his collectors are never going to be bored.

Many of his works are on a grand scale but just as enthralling are his "Mystery Landscape" series which deserve close scrutiny. The abiding memory of a visit to this exhibition at the Knapp is of a joyous mixture of colour, vigour and whimsy. 

His refined compositions are formed with simple colour fields which often resemble the merging of mists and clouds in the heavens while his more pristine rectangular shapes and lines define, what he calls, his changing horizons.

The glowing reds, whites and oranges of his brighter paintings contrast with the sombre colours used in his darker works. These delve into the innermost recesses of the human mind where unconscious voids and distant memories are amalgamated with collective legacies and layers of subjective emotionality.

The Exhibition runs through to January. Viewings are by appointment so please ring 01666 505152 to arrange.

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