Presented by: The Art Lounge NZ
The Art Lounge NZ, Fine Art Gallery & Events Venue in downtown Tauranga proudly presents:
ANNA FILIMONOVA – ‘Looking Out’ Solo Exhibition.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, 12th March – 8th April 2021.
Join us and Anna on Friday, 12th of March, 5-7pm at the Exhibition Opening and the First View of Anna’s new art collection with complimentary drinks and nibbles. RSVP here.
About Anna Filimonova:
Award winning Ukrainian/New Zealand artist Filimonova seeks to communicate her distinct outsider interpretation of the world, painting visions of the real and unreal for us. She perceives the world both as it is, with a particular love of the New Zealand landscape, and as it might be: colourful surreal worlds, shapes, and abstract images. Her interweaving of natural and fantastical imagery seeks to challenge us and to tell stories about ourselves and our environment. Anna offers insight into how we understand and perceive our reality, looking through the doors and windows of our preconceptions. One narrative she particularly illustrates is how natural scenes become views; emphasising the conceit within our attempt to possess what we see.
From the artist: “I was born in the Ukrainian town of Uzhgorod , which sits adjacent to Slovakia. I’ve been told that I was drawing before I could walk, and surprising adults with my skill. When I was fifteen years old, I have entered the College of Adabert Erdeli, a high school specialising in art education, and where I developed much of my technical skill. At the age of eighteen I left school, married and moved to Auckland, New Zealand and a year later gave a birth to my daughter Polina. In 2013 I have enrolled part-time Psychology study in Massey University. From the late 2016 I began to exhibit and to work professionally as a visual artist in New Zealand.”