at Russotrudnichestvo, 37 Kensington High St, London W8 5ED
Thursday June 9th, 7 pm
Through the media of photography and oil paintings these experienced creators, Elvira Pyrkova and Oleg Micheyev, essay deconstructed and/or juxtaposed elements and motifs of mutual masculine and feminine attraction, within a range of scenarios. The exhibition hopes to distill that which either blatantly or unperceptively attracts gender opposites, as well as similar. Oleg Micheyev is a designer by mind and education. Design is a different way of thinking than that of an artist, he believes. He has applied his designer’s mind and skills in commercial photography – specifically in fashion editorials. A Fashion editorial photographer, as opposed to a fashion advertising photographer, creates photographic stories for glossy magazines.
Elvira Pyrkova, graduate of the best Russian art schools in Moscow has several times already regaled British art lovers with a number of exhibitions that voluptuously essay women and femininity at large: The Eternal Feminine (London) and Female Touch (Leeds) She studied drawing and painting from the age of twelve at the Moscow Central Art Middle-School of the ‘Vassily Surikov’ Academic Art Institute and costume design at the ‘Sergei Gerasimov’ All-Russia State University of Cinematography (VGIK).
Both of these artists’ works are part of private collections the world over. Rossotrudnichestvo is the Russian Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation.