Artist Olga Lomaka & The Exhibitionist Hotel invite you to the launch of her first print series 'Pink Magic'.
Date: 21st May 2019
Time: 6.30 -9.30pm
Location: The Exhibitionist Hotel, 8-10 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2EA
Pink Magic is highly charged with the energy and vitality of movement with colour. Block colours and the painterly gloss of pink are a hail to pop art and to the work of Allen Jones. Vibrant and immediate, these colours awaken the senses and the body. Through their use, Lomaka continuously draws the viewer in so that the art is not only aesthetically appreciated but also viscerally felt, echoing the tangible male/female synergies. A response is called for in their obvious reference to popular culture whilst the non- dogmatic forms, shapes and figures we see challenge current conventions and uses. It tells of a more esoteric nature of things; unlike transcendence which detaches, esoteric denotes something which is implicit and innate within the form itself.
And here the magical expectation of what may lie behind a work of art is suggested. Concrete assertions of convention, of mass consumer culture, of perceptions, are dismissed instead for that which is open- ended, giving the viewer the freedom to choose the reality they wish to see and experience. The ancient and concealed are met with post-modernity and in its Duchamp-like way, takes the familiar, every day, out of context and turns it into something else.
There is a slant towards the illogical, a challenge to societal mindsets and of what we accept as reality. It is a trajectory which moves across different dimensions, through varying perceptions of the familiar in unfamiliar ways, through the general and particular.
Spiritual, philosophical and intimate matters that preside throughout our lives and govern our existence are communicated under the guise of humour, playfulness and vibrancy. Pink Magic pivots on the balance between raising questions and stirring curiosity through its intrigue, never settling for the completeness of definitive answers. It is an exploration of the universe, of consciousness, and of other dimensions that may exist. The universality of creation which is infinitesimal is held within the magical interaction of male and female polarities showing their inseparableness at the core of existence. Pink, denoting hope, optimism and tenderness, and magic, which can never be fully explained or pinned down, is a culmination of both the abstract and the concrete, epitomising the multiple layers inherent in creation, between the masculine and feminine, and enticing those same qualities to awaken in the observer.