PREVIEW: Veronica Smirnoff: The Greater and Lesser Ways, Jessica Carlisle Contemporary Gallery

Jessica Carlisle Contemporary Art Gallery in Marylebone will display new work by Veronica Smirnoff from the 8th February 2017 it has been confirmed. 

Here be Dragons, 2013, Veronica Smirnoff. (c)Veronica Smirnoff.

This new exhibition of work on display at the gallery in Marylebone will explore the various on-going themes that have become a central part of the painter’s work, particularly focusing on folklore, the experience of places, ancient topography and the iconographical elements of imagery.

As well as new pieces of work, the exhibition will also display a number of works that have not yet been seen in the UK.

Talking about her work, artist Veronica Smirnoff said: “Anything big can be also conceived as small and vice versa. Such is the gift of imagination that our perception of greatness and slightness is interchangeable. I am fascinated by this dichotomy.”

Smirnoff is a London based artist of Russian origin and is greatly influenced by pre-Renaissance and icon painting. Her technique can be described as a mixture of folklore and popular tradition.

She gained a BA from the Slade School of Art and a postgraduate diploma from the Royal Academy of Arts. She had her first solo show with Galleria Riccardo Crespi in Milan (2008) and has exhibited in Moscow, Paris, Berlin, New York and London. She was selected for the John Moores Painting Prize UK (2010).

Talking about bringing her work to the gallery Jessica Carlisle said: “I have followed Veronica’s work for many years so it is a great pleasure to announce this exhibition. I hope it will introduce many people to the enchanting and unusual work of this talented artist.”

Veronica Smirnoff: The Greater and Lesser Ways will be on display at the Jessica Carlisle Gallery from the 8th February until the 4th March 2017. Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm and by appointment. 



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