For just one evening, Spiridonov's mansion turned into an art space: before the opening of Olga Lomaki's exhibition on the territory of the Krasny Oktyabr factory, her new project Artifacts was presented to the capital's secular public and professionals in the art world. Guests of the private presentation, held with the support of Harper's Bazaar ART magazine, could be the first to study the vivid works of the Russian-British artist, in which she traditionally combined her love of surrealism and pop art. This time Olga Lomaka turned to a new direction in her art - wooden sculptures and airbrushing - and again began to play with the imagination of the audience through images known to everyone.
The main leitmotif of the project was the figure of Buddha - according to the artist, this "symbol of the spiritual greatness of the East is forced to adapt to the new requirements of its followers, to be accessible and understandable to the new generation, brought up by the Internet and social networks." It is for this reason that Olga Lomaka accompanies his infallible and imperturbable image with elements of mass culture - she is sure that harmony and balance are possible everywhere. “Artifacts” are not a conflict of interests, traditions or religion with postmodern society and consumerism,”explains the artist. - It's a compromise. My goal is to unite generations and give each viewer the opportunity to think about what is really important and what values he puts in the first place”.
Olga Lomaka. Creeper, 2015. Genie in the Can, 2015. Wood / Airbrush.
Last evening Vasily Tsereteli, Konstantin Andrikopulos and Olga Tsypkina, Laura Dzhugelia, as well as many other art lovers came to congratulate Olga and evaluate her work. For all comers, the Artifacts exhibition will open at 25Kadr Gallery in Bersenevsky Lane on February 22 and will run until March 4.