On 31 March – 26 April the beautiful newly opened Art Space of St Marylebone Parish Church will hold an exhibition ‘B&W and Bright’ of the well-known artist Natasha Arendt, who has been living and working in London for more than thirty years. All her works were made in 2022-23 years and largely reflect the experiences of this time, although they are more lyrical than tragic, different meanings can be perceived in them.
Natasha Arendt created an unusual series of semi-abstract paintings and drawings in bright colours; abandoning her usual restrained palette. In her works, the traditions of surrealist Soviet graphics of the 1960s and 1970s are combined with French Art Deco and Suprematism of the 1920s. And this is not a stylization, but an organic and at the same time ironic worldview of the artist.
Part of the works exhibited by the artist are illustrations for the book “Revolution – before and after. Aivazovsky and His Descendants from Surviving Archives” which Arendt recently published. The book contains memoirs of the descendants of Aivazovsky during the Red Terror, which took place exactly 100 years ago in Crimea.
Opening hours are: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday10am–4pm, Sunday 1pm–4pm