October 2023, London. FprBuro Communications Agency is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition debut of Aliens — an otherworldly collection comprising over twenty unique sculptural works by British contemporary artist, gallerist, and founder of Lomaka Gallery Olga Lomaka.
Aliens is scheduled to run from 11th to 15th October 2023 at the renowned Zari Gallery in London, UK. Aliens consists of medium scale 3D-printed glossy sculptures and explores consumerism, desire and collective unconsciousness within the context of contemporary culture. It promises to offer visitors a breathtaking art journey to reflect on themes of the modern human condition and experience.
“I see both screaming and meditation as the two most vivid articulations of contemporary society, — says Olga Lomaka. — Both are distinctly linked to our most sacred desires, be it money, brands, love or peace. Yet, something we are obsessed with, if articulated through screaming, never leads us to the true self. Only in silence and meditation, through dreaming, can we reveal who we really are.”
Alien forms are juxtaposed against human desires, finding reflection in their eyes – windows to our modern fixations such as money, love, brands, conflicts, politics, substances, and technology. The monochromatic, fluid structure of the aliens stands in stark contrast to the vibrant, bold logos of brands, flags, and contemporary cultural memes.
The second interplay hinges on the contrast between the sculptures’ two poses: the scream and meditation. Rooted in Western culture throughout the 20th century, the scream is epitomized by Edvard Munch’s iconic “The Scream” (1893), while meditation gained prominence through the propagation of new age philosophy. These postures are entwined with our collective imagination, embodying both a longing to transcend the tangible world and a yearning to escape into the unknown.
Olga Lomaka’s solo exposition coincides with Frieze London Art Fair 2023, contributing to the array of remarkable works on display this art season.
Olga Lomaka is a British multi-disciplinary artist, gallerist, and founder of Lomaka Gallery, known for her captivating artistic works and unwavering dedication to the preservation and advancement of the arts.
Encouraging innovation, Lomaka’s signature style and multidimensional approach reflect a blend of traditional techniques with modern methods that span beyond painting, encompassing installations, relief sculptures, and free-standing sculptures. Here, the artist invites viewers into a world of pop-art, recognizable imagery, and consumerist symbols that intertwine with contrasting beliefs.
Refining her artistic prowess, Lomaka studied painting at institutions, including Loyola University in Chicago / USA, and Central Saint Martins College of Arts in London. Furthering her pursuits, she later attended Camberwell College of Arts at the University of the Arts London, ultimately earning a BA (Honours) in Painting.
With a strong presence in esteemed art fairs and biennales globally, Lomaka’s artworks have left an indelible impression on viewers, leading to significant recognition and features. Notably, her ‘Pink Magic’ series, showcased at the distinguished Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Sir Grayson Perry, continues to garner praise from renowned publications such as The Sunday Times and The Guardian.
Furthermore, print editions of her art, issued by Jealous Gallery & Print Studio in London, feature annually at Art Basel Miami, the Venice Biennale, and The Royal Academy of Arts, offering firsthand encounters with her resonating creations. Her accomplishments include distinguished honors, such as the esteemed ‘Best Contemporary Artist of the Year’ award bestowed by Phillips Auction House in London.
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