Wimbledon Art Studios is a well established vibrant hub of contemporary art. Twice a year it opens its doors for a four day ‘Open Studios’ art show.
At the show the public are invited to come and buy directly from the artists (commission-free).
A wide variety of works is available across many disciplines including: painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, photography, printmaking, picture framing and furniture.
This November you can see paintings by Ukrainian-born painter Sergei Ovcharuk (Sulima) among others.
Sergej Ovcharuk was born in 1963, in Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated from the Khmelnitskiy school of arts in 1980. His youthful romanticism led him to wander to the walls of the oldest marine alma-mater, LVIMU (now State Marine Academy) in St.Peterburg, Russia. However the influence of this historical city, one of the world centers of the arts and culture, again aroused in him the strongest desire toward creativity, and to the further study of painting.
Meeting with an outstanding master-colorist Vladimir Borodin in 1982 and further 4 years studies in his studio was a determining event in Sergei’s life. A combination of the romantic-symbolic sense of the world and passion for color became the foundation of Sergei’s professional development as a painter.
Sergei dedicated his efforts over many years to uncovering the secrets and technical skills of the Golden Century’s old Holland masters (17c.), which had strengthened, inspired and broadened his creative base. And thus his personal, intimate philosophical world of the simple but deep life’s stories was born: “The world of the talking things” in the still life genre.
However, the romantic component of the artist’s soul inevitably led him to impressionism, where the foundation of Sergei’s creativity met expression and harmony of colour, which constantly attract us with their dazzling newness and unpredictability.
He participated in the collective and personal art exhibitions in USA, Great Britain, Monaco, Switzerland , Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, as well as “Art-Gallery of V. Borodin”, St, Petersburg, Russia.
His paintings are represented in the private collections in USA, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, and Ukraine.
from November 13 at 14:00 to November 16 at 18:00, 2014
Weekdays Thurs: 2pm to 10pm and Fri: 2pm to 9pm
Weekend Sat: 11am to 7pm and Sun: 11am to 6pm
Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Yard Riverside Road, London SW17 0BB
Wimbledon Art Studio website http://www.wimbledonartstudios.co.uk/open-studios
tel. +44 (0)20 8947 1183
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