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Jul 13, 2018
IZLOZBA. MUZEJ ANTICKOG STAKLA. Zadar Comments


MUZEJ ANTICKOG STAKLA U ZADRU

 Poljana Zemaljskog odbora 1 

Faks: 023/363-834 

23000 Zadar 

ivo.fadic@mas-zadar.hr 

Tel.: 023/363-832, 363-833

 

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Aug 22, 2017
08.2017 Zadarski List Croatian newspaper about Oksana Veber exhibition in Preko Ugljan by Andrina Luić. Comments


08.2017 Zadarski List Croatian newspaper about Oksana Veber exhibition in Preko Ugljan by Andrina Luić.

"Reflections", Exhibition of Oksana Veber Paintings, PREKO, POU Dom na žalu, Ugljan island, Croatia

Unutarnji svijet žena u apstrakcijama ruske slikarice Oksane Veber
Autor: A.L. u Uto, 08/08/2017 - 11:21

PREKO – Oksana Veber, ruska slikarica koja je često progovarala kroz ženske portrete, i na najnovijoj izložbi pod nazivom „Refleksije“ predstavlja se iznimno kolorističnim apstrakcijama u čijoj se pozadini naziru ženski likovi. 
Četrdeset i tri slike, ulja i akrilna boja na platnu, nastale u protekle dvije godine na otoku Ugljanu, premijerno je u ponedjeljak navečer izložila u galeriji Dom na žalu u Preku jer je otok, prema vlastitu priznanju, mjesto njezina najvećeg mira, inspiracije i ravnoteže.
Iako izlaže diljem Europe, sa stalne londonske adrese najradije se vraća na otok Ugljan, u Kukljicu, koja je na neki način postala njezino duhovno utočište.
- Svaka slika može se iščitati na svoj način, ovisno o kutu gledanja i osobi koja je promatra. U pozadini većine ovih slika su ženski portreti koji su odraz nekih mojih stanja, kroz njih ja progovaram pa tako možemo reći i da svaki portret ima elemente autoportreta. Željela sam prikazati emocije, unutarnji svijet, impresije žene u današnjem svijetu, u 21. stoljeću. Ženski svijet gledan iz različitih aspekata. To mi je vrlo važno!, objašnjava slikarica te ističe kako je osim „ženskog pisma“ zanima i suodnos prirode i urbanog te uloga pojedinca u tome.
- Željela bih da usporimo, da promatramo život oko sebe, učimo iz te prirode koja uvijek ima neku dobru priču za nas, poručuje.
Dio ljeta provodi u Hrvatskoj, na otoku Ugljanu, i to radno jer je okruženje iznimno motivira i nadahnjuje.
- Ovdje osjećam dobru energiju, puna sam elana i planova za budućnost tako da ljeto provodim radno, ali to ne osjećam kao muku nego kao opuštanje. Na otoku imam idealne uvjete za rad: nevjerojatnu tišinu i mir. Ovdje mogu nesmetano slušati klasičnu glazbu, posebno operu, šećem šumom, bavim se jogom…, kaže.
Oksana Veber umjetnica je međunarodnog ugleda i značaja, rođena je u Altaju, u Rusiji. Akademiju likovnih umjetnosti završila je u Kijevu. Tijekom razvijanja svoga slikarskog stila, koristila se raznim tehnikama, od akvarela na papiru, tradicionalne tehnike na bazi ulja na platnu, akrila na platnu…
Raspon tema, motiva i stilova Oksane Veber vrlo je širok, od krajobraza do portreta, a uključuje grafički, modni i virtualni dizajn. Poznata je po portretima dame u ekstravangardnim šeširima.
Prije desetak godina Oksana Veber kao članica jedne likovne kolonije došla je prvi put na Ugljan, izlagala je u Kukljici, Preku, Zadru, diljem Europe, u SAD-u... O njezinu radu na otvorenju izložbe govorili su Mladenka Mašina i Venko Mavar.
Nakon Preka, slike s izložbe „Refleksije“ bit će postavljene u galerijama Londonu i Pragu, a u Domu na žalu mogu se razgledati do 21. kolovoza, svaki dan od 20 do 22.30 sati. 

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Exhibition of Oksana Veber paintings Preko Croatia Zadar Kultura Art

 

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Mar 22, 2017
Inside look into my art methods, techniques. Comments


Dear visitors,

I have something to tell you today. It will be an inside look into the art methods, techniques, that I use.

When Elena, the VIEW gallery manager, asked me to write about my art techniques, I started to panic. 

As much I as I love painting, usually I did not enjoy writing about it. She said that the gallery visitors would love to learn more about the technique the artist uses.

However, I will give my best attempt to describe the processes going. Let see how it will go.

I used to paint in the all the possible art and non-art materials and also did the huge stain glass projects earlier in Soviet Era in Ukraine.

My first exhibition abroad in Denmark Copenhagen was all in watercolour on paper technique.

Then while living in the Prague Czech Republic I completely focused on oil-based painting materials.

I used the traditional technique, based on the realism oil painting style, which we have been taught. It was the oil on canvas or card paintings. 

Then I started to develop my own technique which is the combination of the pointed etching needles and oil colours on a special durable card. This gives me the great texture of scratched drowning deeply or gently filled with an oil paint which is contrasting to the oil glossy and smooth card structure. 

I prefer to use the Rembrandt and St Peterborough oils, which are highly transparent and can be layered after they get dry as many times as I need to create special multilayer finish.

The goal is to get the colour layers be translucent and shine through.

For the base, before I get to the actual painting, I use a special acrylic ground and number of acrylic texture pastes which I could apply freely by pallet knifes in various ways.

I use a lot of the mix of linen oil with varnish and turpentine oil for diluting the oil paint. This mixture allows the paint not dry so quickly and give time to work with it to adjust when necessary. This gives me desired semi covering each other layers of the thin oil paint. 

The painting process is never the same, there is always room for improvisation and experiment with non-traditional materials and instruments.

For example, sometimes I use a sandpaper or metal wire brushes to create special effects on the surface of a painting. I used various imprinting effects made by a pressure against the painting surface from shapes in wood or plastic, or in broken glass.

Hope this description can provide a brief look into the kitchen of artistic processes.

Please feel free to ask any questions. 

I would gladly answer on all of them.

Kind regards

Oksana Veber

 

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Dec 1, 2003
Les Cahiers de la Peinture n. 363, Paris, France, 2003. Visite d'exposition Oksana VEBER Comments


''The Song Of Sun'', Gallery Etienne De Causans, Paris, France, 2003. (Artist Expo)

Galerie Etienne de Causans, 25, rue de Seine France 

Les Cahiers de la Peinture n. 363, Paris, France, 2003
Les Cahiers de la Peinture n. 363
Visite d'exposition
Oksana VEBER

Un bel ensemble de peintures figuratives d'Oksana Veber (nйe en URSS en 1967 et йtablie а Prague) a йtй prйsentй rйœmment а la galerie Etienne de Causans (1) par M. Claude Zlotzisty, admirateur de l'œuvre de cette jeune femme peintre.
Dans ce travail, l'image de la femme est dominante, de sorte qu'on peut considйrer qu'elle est le thиme de l'exposition : une femme belle et svelte, aux traits fins, le cou long, le visage ovale, les yeux en amande, les lиvres charnues, les seins fermes. D'autres attraits sensuels sont suggйrйs pudiquement, tandis que des attitudes, des gestes de la main et l'expression des yeux expriment fortement la volontй de sйduire, mais il y a de la pudeur aussi dans cette expression. Dans la majeure partie des tableaux, la femme est au singulier. Quelques œuvres, trois, me semble-t-il, rйunissent deux femmes : Le Duo (des violonistes) ; Ouverture (deux tкtes de femmes et un cygne ; Vieux Miroir, seule composition figurant une tкte d'homme et une de femme). L'image du cygne se rencontre plus d'une fois dans les compositions, prйcisйe ou esquissйe, et cela porte а penser qu'elle vйhicule peut-кtre une allusion qui ne devrait pas кtre nйgligйe. En effet, elle compte comme un йlйment pertinent dans un ensemble de constatations qui appelle l'attention vers la musique. En mкme temps que l'on constate des occurrences du cygne, on remarque des titres qui renvoient a la musique: Duo, Chante violon, Ond'tne, Ouverture... S'y ajoutent des images du violon et d'une boite а musique (dans une œuvre intitulйe Une petite Citronnade, oщ la femme, les yeux bridйs cette fois, et la peau jaune, tourne la manivelle de la boite sur laquelle on voit une danseuse en tutu et un danseur, et en-dessous trois paires de dыmes du Kremlin). Le cygne associй а la musique йvoque spontanйment le quatuor а cordes de Tchaпkovsky, Le Lac des cygnes. Un gros coquillage marin est йgalement une figure frйquente dans les accessoires de composition, et l'on connaоt sa connotation auditive.


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La portйe et l'inspiration poйtiques des œuvres de Oksana Veber se dйterminent ainsi sous et vers des rйfйrences musicales. Patite Citronnado, piиce dйcrite ci-dessus, pourrait кtre une allusion а la symphonie de Tchaikovsky, Petite-russienne, dйdiйe aux territoires ukrainiens.
Le tableau intitulй Ondine fait peut-кtre rйfйrence а l'opйra du mкme nom, du compositeur citй, qui par ailleurs a йcrit quelques Ouvertures, titre qui se retrouve dans le rйpertoire des tableaux de cette exposition... Il y a un tableau Inspirй par le Jazz et ainsi nommй, la femme y joue de la trompelte..
Les couleurs des tableaux sont chaudes, dominйes par des rouges et des ocres denses, convenant a l'йvocation d'une musique romantique.
Formйe en URSS (а Briansk, puis а Kiev) et en Tchйcoslovaquie communiste (в Prague), Oksana Veber appartient а la plus jeune gйnйration des plasticiens des pays de l'Est oщ il y a, comme on sait, des transformations йconomiques et culturelles, entre autres. Il est intйressant aujourd'hui de connaоlre les directions prises par la jeunesse de ces pays depuis le recul des options rйalistes socialistes pour les beaux-arts. A ce titre, dйjа, l'exposition rйcente (1) des peintures de Oksana Veber appelle l'attention. On sait, par ailleurs, que les arts plastiques de la Tchйcoslovaquie, oщ Oksana Veber est йtablie (sa production est reprйsentйe en galerie, а Prague, de faзon permanente) font l'objet en France d'un intйrкt soutenu depuis qu'on a fкtй en 2002 une saison tchиque qui a tenu l'affiche de mai а dйcembre, avec notamment les expositions Praga Magica а Dijon et Lanterna Magika а Paris.
Le travail d'Oksana Veber, quoique sa formation se soit accomplie а la fois а Kiev et а Prague, me semble plus inscrit dans une continuitй artistique tchиque que russe, car il contient des analogies avec l'art autrichien de la Sйcession de Vienne qui a attirй en son temps les artistes tchиques ; les Russes ne l'ont pas introduit dans les conceptions esthйtiques de la peinture proprement dite, car elle йtait dominйe chez eux par les vecteurs idйologiques du futurisme et du rйalisme socialiste, et car leur habitude dans l'intйrкt pour l'art йtranger est de porter leur regard surtout vers la peinture franзaise.

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L'analogie des reprйsentations d'Oksana Veber avec le Jugendstyl des Viennois (dit Art Nouveau en France el en Belgique, et Modem Style en Grande Bretagne), qui fut un mouvement йtendu sur une grande partie de l'Europe, faisant valoir la compatibilitй du beau et de l'utile, se dйduit de l'exaltation de la courbe et la spirale, traits caractйristiques de son dessin. Elle se dйduit aussi de l'йmergence de ses tableaux d'un sens esthйtique йvoquant les arts extrкme-orientaux, caractиre connu de l'Art Nouveau
Tous les traits posйs par Oksana Veber sur le support pictural, pour reprйsenter les personnages ou les objets sont des volutes ou tendent vers cet aspect qui retrouve la forme lйgиre du signe chinois ou japonais.
Le choix d'un support de gabarit diffиrent de celui des formats standard de la
peinture occidentale, un gabarit de parchemin, rectangulaire, de petite largeur et de prйsentation verticale, compte aussi comme une analogie avec l'Art Nouveau : songer а Judith, de Gustav Klimt, qui a tenu l'affiche a Paris а l'occasion de l'exposition < Vienne 1900 » au Centre Georges Pompidou..
Il faut aussi se rappeler l'exemple du Tchиque Mucha, qui fut l'un des meilleurs reprйsentants de l'Art nouveau, pour admettre que la maniиre esthйtique d'Oksana Veber, telle que dйcrite, s'inscrit dans une continuitй artistique tchиque.
L'йvocation de la musique, commentйe ci-dessus, s'apprйhende comme une toile de fond ; elle donne aux tableaux un heureux complйment au caractиre Art Nouveau dont la reprise comme style de peinture contemporaine est rare en Europe occidentale, suite peut-кtre в la polarisation du mouvement des idйes dans un dialogue avec l'art des U.S. A.
L'ensemble exposй est de 2003. Quelques œuvres datent des tout derniers mois ; on y constate une йvolution vers la rйduction de la reprйsentation figurйe au profit d'une plastique gestuelle et un rapprochement de l'abstraction.
L'exposition a obtenu du succиs et Oksana Veber compte dйsormais un certain nombre d'amateurs parisiens de son art. Sa maоtrise de son mйtier, la force dйlicate de sa sensibilitй chromatique et la teneur poйtique de tout ce qu'elle peint sont propices в son йpanouissement et sa rйussite а Paris comme les cйlиbres peintres tchиques qui ont brillй au sein de l'йcole de Paris, Franзois Kupka et Georges Kars.

Mondher BEN MILAD

(1) L'exposition s'est dйroulйe а la Galerie Etienne de Causans, 25, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, du 28 novembre au 5 dйcembre 2003.

Contacts: Galerie Etienne de Causans, 25, rue de Seine 
Paris 
France

 

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Les Cahiers de la Peinture n. 363 Galerie Etienne de Causans 25 Paris France 2003 Oksana Veber exhibition

 

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May 14, 2015
Oksana Veber paintings in "Amar, Akbar & Tony" British film (2015). AAT Films, Sash Media. Director: Atul Malhotra Comments


I am pleased to be able to announce that seven of my paintings have been used by film company Sash Media Productions for “Amar Akbar & Tony “ British comedy-drama film written and directed by Atul Malhotra.
I am advised that this film was released for showing to the general public.
My paintings now have been returned to me and now available for sale to any one who is interested.
Big thank you to Annalisa Andriani- Art Director and Damien Creagh- Production Designer. It was pleasure to meet and work with you!

http://www.amarakbarandtony.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AmarAkbarAndTony

Amar, Akbar & Tony (2015). AAT Films Ltd. Director: Atul Malhotra, Art Direction Annalisa Andriani : Seven of my oil painting borrowed for use in the set in Amar Akbar & Tony film. Sash Media, AAT Films.

 

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AmarAkbarAndTony amarakbarandtony.com Oksana Veber film company Sash Media Productions Atul Malhotra British comedy-drama film paintings

 

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Mar 4, 2015
The Oksana Veber story. Comments


The Oksana Veber story.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Oksana Veber is an artist of international reputation and rare distinction. Originally from Barnaul, in the Altaj, above the snow line on the Russian border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, she hails from one of the most politically and geographically isolated corners of the modern world.

Of her childhood she remembers the intense cold, which lasted most of the year. Her grandfather would tunnel through the Siberian snow from the house to reach the street, the stables or the sauna, and she would hollow out ice caves, where she imagined herself as characters from the Tales of Hoffman or Hans Christian Andersen. Summers were spent collecting mushrooms and berries, or feeding the wild 'unicorns' in the forest, as the Siberian Taiga burst into life for a few short weeks before the snow buried the village again.

No sensible person would choose to live in these conditions, and in fact the Vebers are not from Siberia, but from Brandenburg, outside Berlin. During the Russian occupation of Eastern Germany the KGB abducted the entire Veber family to Kosiha in the Siberian Gulag. Oksana's grandparents, Karl and Ida, and Ida's mother Elise, were each sentenced to fourteen years' hard labour, and were released only in 1956 in a regime latterly exposed by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago. Karl and Ida, on their release, settled nearby in the village of Sosnovka, on the River Ob, where, as former political prisoners and as Germans, they were now ostracized by their neighbours, and soon after Karl was sentenced to another 25 years.

Karl never expected to survive, or see Ida again, and indeed had three more children in the Gulag with another political prisoner. Karl and Ida's two sons, Willy and Rudolph, were also born and raised in the Gulag, yet both were very ambitious, and they now moved to Barnaul in pursuit of higher education. Willy later married Praskovia, from Ukraine, and Oksana was born soon after. At the same time Praskovia's father had died in the war and Praskovia's mother also died giving birth to Praskovia, her thirteenth child. Praskovia's brothers and sisters then raised Praskovia and such was their determination to succeed. that this family of children also moved to Siberia, indeed Barnaul, for the educational and cultural opportunities which were now emerging in the region. Thus the two families finally met.

Oksana was a child prodigy, in the Russian tradition, from the beginning. From a specialist art school at the age of 9, she then went to Bryansk Art College at age 14, where she graduated. As a student she was coerced into working for the KGB, who gave her a diploma on account of her uncanny ability to produce accurate portraits from verbal descriptions of persons of interest. On graduation she was immediately admitted into the Artists' Union of Ukraine, where her professional career instantly took off with monumental commissions for public buildings and state and international institutions, which she managed from conception to completion from the age of nineteen.

Oksana's work is wide ranging, from landscape to portrait to still life, and also includes graphic, fashion and stained glass design. Today she sells in 43 jurisdictions, from Shang Hai to Los Angeles, and she is particularly noted for her signature portraits of ladies in extravagant hats, often bare breasted and surrounded by cats, sailing boats, birds and horses, alongside the resident swans of her beloved Prague. Of these many characters which populate her canvases she says:

'….. the ladies feed the cats and the cats protect the ladies, but all my characters seem to symbolize the pursuit of freedom. I saw my parents coerced by the KGB into joining the Communist Party, for fear of losing their jobs, and I experienced the same rampant corruption myself. The veil which separates us from chaos is very thin and threatens to tear at any moment. Some of my artist friends are in jail in Russia today for their opinions, and when I arrived in the UK, in 2007, for my first exhibition here, I was shocked to hear English friends laugh at politicians, the police and the Royal Family in a manner which is completely unthinkable in the former Soviet Union. Only now did I begin to see that real creative freedom of expression was possible....'

Oksana has known hardship and prejudice only too well and it is surely the quest for freedom that we find distilled and concentrated in her canvasses, both in her subject matter and in her paramount painterly technique. This is her unique contribution and importance as an artist, and her work is surely deserving of the widest possible recognition and acknowledgement in this regard. Oksana's work can be viewed at:

www.veberoksana.com

https://www.facebook.com/veber.oksana.art?ref=hl

 

Danny Israel in conversation with Oksana Veber.

23 Jan 2015

 

 

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Sep 25, 2014
Oksana Veber paintings exhibition in Zelena Punta, Ugljan, Croatia. Comments


                         Oksana Veber paintings exhibition in Zelena Punta, Ugljan, Croatia.

My name is Oksana Veber and I am an artist and painter. I would like to invite you to my exhibition.

I have been exhibiting every year in Croatia since 2005, mostly in Zadar and on Ugljjan, including Ancient Glass Museum and Pucko Otvoreno Uciliste.

I returned this year expecting to paint as usual but was delighted when Alena Havlova 

of SARGAS SRO Tourist Agency in Pisek, Czech Republic, who was also staying in Zelena 

Punta, asked me to exhibit for her clients. Suddenly we had a lot of work to do, to get the exhibition together, and I would like to thank Zdravko Kvito, General Manager at Zelena Punta, and also the dancer and fellow painter Danny Israel, for their help in putting the exhibition together at very short notice. The opening night of the exhibition was accompanied by beautiful singer Miriam Pelcova and her jazz band from Czech Republic.

The exhibition has proved extremely popular with visitors and you too are very welcome! 

We are in the large hall above the Reception at Zelena Punta. The exhibition will be open until 10th of October from 8 am till 9 pm and everyone is very welcome, indeed I would love to meet you. I will be there in person so if you want to meet the artist, come along! I will be delighted to answer any questions you may have about my painting.

Oksana Veber

www.veberoksana.com

Photo by Vaclav Krametbauer.

 

 

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Oksana Veber art paintings exhibition workshops sea Dalmatia Adriatic Zelena Punta Ugljan Croatia.

 

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Aug 19, 2013
18.08.2011 „Morski san – Sea dream“ Oksana Veber galerry „Dom na žalu“ Preko, Croatia Comments


„Morski san – Sea dream“ Oksane Veber u galeriji „Dom na žalu“

 

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Četvrtak, 18 Kolovoz 2011 10:59

U velikoj Galeriji Doma na žalu, utorak otvorena je izložba slika akademske slikarice Oksane Veber iz Češke Republike. Svoj opus “Morski san- Sea Dream“ umjetnica je predstavila umjetninama s mirom kojeg pronalazi u ljepoti u ljepoti krajolika, mrtve prirode, portreta žene,pretočene u harmoniju boja i oblika. Izložbu je otvorio slikar Kosta Kostov iz Zadra,organizator Međunarodne likovne kolonije „Jadertina“. Umjetnica je sudjelujući u programu kolonije upoznala i zavoljela Hrvatsku.

 

O radu umjetnice i izložbi „Morski san-Sea Dream“ govorila je povjesničarka umjetnosti Koraljka Alavanja naglasivši da umjetnica u težnji za skladom istražuje teme mira, harmonije i praznina.Odjeke utjecaja istočne filozofije prepoznajemo prvenstveno u slikarskom pristupu kojim umjetnica stvara pozadinu za svoje likove, definiranu kolorističkim efektima.

Okasana Veber rođena je u Rusiji samostalno izložbe imala je u Češkoj, Danskoj, Francuskoj, SAD-u, Engleskoj, izlagala je i na više skupnih izložbi.

Otvaranje izložbe popratio je sastav „Stella Maris“, a  pjesnik dr. Robert Bacalja pročitao je svoju pjesamu „Nova besida o veloj kobotnici na punti ključa“.

Prisutnima se obratio i direktor Turistička zajednice Općine Preko Ante Brižić, zahvalio se autorici što je odabrala baš Preko, otok Ugljan za svoju izložbu i umjetničku inspiraciju te kao mali znak pažnje poklonio joj je buket cvijeća i požalio što ljepši boravak na otoku.

 

Umjetnica se zahvalila organizatorima, istaknuvši da je Ugljan postao je njen drugi dom. Ljudi prijazni a slikoviti otok inspirira je na stvaranje slikarskih djela. Oduševljenje Galerijom „Dom na žalu“ iskazala je pripremom izložbe „Morski san- Sea Dream“.

 

 

 

 

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Aug 19, 2013
18.08.2011 Article in Kultura section, Ivan Staglicic,"Otok Ugljan kao vrelo inspiracije". Comments


Kultura

Otok Ugljan kao vrelo inspiracije

Piše: Ivan Stagličić

18.08.2011

Od prvih radova do danas umjetnica je kroz istu filozofsku postavku i motive razvijala svoj rad mijenjajući ga stilski i istražujući slikarski medij kombiniranjem utjecaja različitih umjetničkih epoha prilagođavajući ih vrlo uspješno vlastitom duhu i inspiraciji koju pronalazi u sebi, kazala je Koraljka Alavanja

 

U galeriji  Pučkog otvorenog učilišta  "Dom na žalu" otvorena je  izložba "Morski san - Sea  dream", češke slikarice Oksane Veber. Oksana Veber  završila je Akademiju likovnih umjetnosti u Kijevu,  a dosad je izlagala u Ukrajini, Češkoj, Danskoj, Francuskoj, Velikoj Britaniji i  SAD-u, a posebno su zapažena bila njezina oslikavanja javih prostora i  građevina. O radu Oksane  Veber, okupljenima je govorila povjesničarka umjetnosti Koraljka Alavanja:

- Slikarica Oksana Veber  mir pronalazi u ljepoti krajolika, mrtve prirode, portreta žene, koje se pretočene  u harmoniju boja i oblika  nastavljaju kao inspiracija  za nastanak umjetničkog  djela. Vodeći se tom  težnjom za skladom i istražujući teme kao što su  mir, harmonija i praznina,  umjetnica je istraživala taoizam i istočnjačku filozofiju te je svoje nagnuće i  otkrivenje prenijela na slikarsko platno. Odjeke tih  utjecaja prepoznajemo prvenstveno u slikarskom  pristupu kojim umjetnica  stvara pozadinu za svoje  likove, definiranu samo kolorističkim efektima. U ranijim radovima kolorit je  ekspresivan i snažan, zatim  se lagano utišava i prelazi u  pastelne tonove plavo-sive i  oker boje u gradacijama, da  bi u najnovijem ciklusu boja  gotovo iščezla u monokromiju toplih nijansi sive kroz  koju kao svjetlosni efekt  prodire bjelina. Boje su nanesene sa širokim potezima  te se nenametljivo kombiniraju i pretapaju tvoreći  apstrakciju, koja bi u nekim  djelima mogla opstojati kao  dovršeno djelo u maniri apstraktnog ekspresionizma.  Na takvu slikarsku pozadinu slikarica tehnikom crteža tankim, razigranim, gotovo kaligrafskim potezima  crne boje stvara figuraciju,  što  meditativnoj mirnoći  pozadine daje živost i otvara prostor za novu priču,  istaknula je, između ostaloga, Alavanja te zaključila:

- Od prvih radova do  danas umjetnica je kroz istu  filozofsku postavku i motive  razvijala svoj rad mijenjajući ga stilski i istražujući  slikarski medij kombiniranjem utjecaja različitih umjetničkih epoha prilagođavajući ih vrlo uspješno  vlastitom duhu i inspiraciji  koju pronalazi u sebi.

Otvorenje izložbe uveličale su mlade dame iz  vokalno instrumentalnog  sastava Stella Maris koje su  otpjevale dvije pjesme "Vjerujem" i "Vječna pjesma ljubavi", te pjesnik prof. dr. sc.  Robert Bacalja koji je  pročitao jednu od svojih  novijih pjesama "Nova besida o veloj kobotnici na  Punti ključa".

Nazočne je pozdravio Ante Brižić, direktor TZ  Općine Preko, darovavši  umjetnici buket cvijeća i  zaželjevši joj ugodan boravak na otoku Ugljanu. U  svom obraćanju nazočnima,  Oksana Veber zahvalila je  svima i otkrila kako je otok  Ugljan postao njezin drugi  dom i izvor stalne inspiracije. Osobito joj se svidjela galerija Doma na žalu  za koju je posebno pripremila izložbu "Morski  san-Sea dream". Izložbu je  otvorio akademski slikar  Kosta Kostov, organizator  programa Međunarodne likovne kolonije Jadertina  preko koje je i Oksana Veber  upoznala i toliko zavoljela  otok Ugljan i Hrvatsku.

 

                                            Ivan Stagličić

18.08.2011

 

 

 

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Aug 19, 2013
Article Koraljka Alavanja, Zadar, 2012 Oksana Veber paintings. Comments


            

                                                                         Koraljka Alavanja, Zadar, 2012

 

Oksana Veber paintings.

 

       Every one of us longs for peace, equivalence and harmony, and turns to different sources in order to come close to this – sources such as natural beauties, meditation, exploration of spirit or sound. The painter Oksana Veber finds her peace in the beauty of landscape, still nature, portrait of a woman, which, transfused into a harmony of colours and shapes, continue their life as an inspiration for a work of art. Guided by this urge for equivalence and investigating themes such as peace, harmony and emptiness, the artist explored Taoism and eastern philosophy and transferred her longing and revelation onto the canvas. The echoes of these influences can be recognized primarily in the painting approach that the artist uses to create background for her figures, defined only by colouristic effects.

            In her earlier works the colours are expressive and powerful, then they slowly mellow down into pastel shades of blue-gray and ochre in gradations, only to almost disappear into monochrome of warm nuances of gray infiltrated by whiteness as a light effect in her most recent cycle. Colours applied in wide brushstrokes and unobtrusively combine merging into an abstraction, which, in some paintings, could stand as a complete work of art in the manner of abstract Expressionism. On this background, the artist draws figuration using thin, playful, almost calligraphic black strokes that gives sparkle to the background's meditative peacefulness and opens space for a new story.

            In most of her paintings, female portrait occurs as the main motif. It presented as a melancholic yet sensual figure with full lips, almond-shaped eyes looking down, head gently leaning, trapped in her dreamy, fairytale world. On one hand this secrecy is owed to the poetics that can be traced in Jugendstil or Vienna Seccession, and on the other to the Russian fantasy that we find in Chagall for instance. In her new cycle of works we are often find double or multiple portraits in one painting, but the figures do not communicate with each other, nor with the viewer neither by gesture nor by gaze; instead they open paths towards themselves by subtly communicating with the object of their attention – usually a musical instrument or a cat, a bird, a bowl with fruit. These also appear as the main motif, painted contourly by the same quick, skillful strokes of black line, with only some of the elements emphasized by colour.

            Moreover, in this exhibition the artist presents several of her landscapes. "Los Cristianos" is a powerful painting, painted in shades of brown with sharp, confronting strokes, as if it originated in the English Impressionism, while the other two are much more peaceful, with bluish tones and softer brushstrokes, evoking with their style the French Impressionism.

            From her first paintings until today, the artist has evolved her work using the same philosophical outlook and with the same motivation, changing it in style and exploring the painting medium by combining the influences of different art periods that she successfully adjusts to her own spirit and inspiration found within.

 

 

2012 Koraljka Alavanja 

 

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Aug 19, 2013
Art Page on Facebook Comments


Dear Friends,
I opened my Art Page on Facebook where I put new art show reports, thoughts and photos.
Please check it up, I hope you like it!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oksana-Veber-Art/191777837613071

Have nice day 
Oksana Veber

 

Koraljka Alavanja, Zadar, 2012

Oksana Veber paintings.

 

       Every one of us longs for peace, equivalence and harmony, and turns to different sources in order to come close to this – sources such as natural beauties, meditation, exploration of spirit or sound. The painter Oksana Veber finds her peace in the beauty of landscape, still nature, portrait of a woman, which, transfused into a harmony of colours and shapes, continue their life as an inspiration for a work of art. Guided by this urge for equivalence and investigating themes such as peace, harmony and emptiness, the artist explored Taoism and eastern philosophy and transferred her longing and revelation onto the canvas. The echoes of these influences can be recognized primarily in the painting approach that the artist uses to create background for her figures, defined only by colouristic effects.

            In her earlier works the colours are expressive and powerful, then they slowly mellow down into pastel shades of blue-gray and ochre in gradations, only to almost disappear into monochrome of warm nuances of gray infiltrated by whiteness as a light effect in her most recent cycle. Colours applied in wide brushstrokes and unobtrusively combine merging into an abstraction, which, in some paintings, could stand as a complete work of art in the manner of abstract Expressionism. On this background, the artist draws figuration using thin, playful, almost calligraphic black strokes that gives sparkle to the background's meditative peacefulness and opens space for a new story.

            In most of her paintings, female portrait occurs as the main motif. It presented as a melancholic yet sensual figure with full lips, almond-shaped eyes looking down, head gently leaning, trapped in her dreamy, fairytale world. On one hand this secrecy is owed to the poetics that can be traced in Jugendstil or Vienna Seccession, and on the other to the Russian fantasy that we find in Chagall for instance. In her new cycle of works we are often find double or multiple portraits in one painting, but the figures do not communicate with each other, nor with the viewer neither by gesture nor by gaze; instead they open paths towards themselves by subtly communicating with the object of their attention – usually a musical instrument or a cat, a bird, a bowl with fruit. These also appear as the main motif, painted contourly by the same quick, skillful strokes of black line, with only some of the elements emphasized by colour.

            Moreover, in this exhibition the artist presents several of her landscapes. "Los Cristianos" is a powerful painting, painted in shades of brown with sharp, confronting strokes, as if it originated in the English Impressionism, while the other two are much more peaceful, with bluish tones and softer brushstrokes, evoking with their style the French Impressionism.

            From her first paintings until today, the artist has evolved her work using the same philosophical outlook and with the same motivation, changing it in style and exploring the painting medium by combining the influences of different art periods that she successfully adjusts to her own spirit and inspiration found within.

 

 

2012 Koraljka Alavanja 

 

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Feb 26, 2013
The exhibition "The Gender Agenda" The W3 gallery London Comments


The exhibition called "The Gender Agenda" will start Thursday the 28th February at 6 pm for the opening at the gallery. There will be live music during this evening. The exhibition will gather different artists and topics about women lives today.



I hope to see all of you on this event!


The W3 gallery

Phone: 0208 993 6158


Address

185 High Street

Acton

LONDON

W3 8DJ

 

 

imag1229.jpg The exhibition "The Gender Agenda" The W3 gallery London

The exhibition "The Gender Agenda" The W3 gallery London

 

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Nov 27, 2012
ASC Open Studios, Art Exhibition, Studio 205 Oksana Veber, 2012, London Comments


ASC Open Studios: 8/9 December 2012

Oksana Veber. Studio 205


ASC are one of the largest organisations providing workspaces to artists in the United Kingdom and they are holding an open studios event on 8/9 December 2012 at Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EQ.


Admission to the event is free and provides an opportunity to meet artists at work in their own studios, and to gain a better understanding of contemporary art. In many cases you will also be able to buy work directly from the artists themselves without gallery commission.


Erlang House is less than five minutes walk from Southwark tube station (Jubilee Line). Elephant and Castle, Lambeth North and Waterloo are also within easy walking distance.


Come and visit us. The event is open between 11:00 and 17:00 each day.

 

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ASC Open Studios Art Exhibition Studio 205 Oksana Veber 2012 London

 

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Jul 23, 2012
'Sea Songs' Art exhibition Oksana Veber, Prachen Muzeum, Pisek, Czech Republic. Comments


Thursday 4th July: Private View.

'Sea Songs' in Prachen Muzeum, Pisek, Czech Republic.

Start Date : 2012-07-04

End Date : 2012-07-29

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to this exhibition of my works at the Prachen Museum.  I would like to begin by expressing my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Director and his staff for the kind invitation to display my pictures here and for all their help and assistance with organising the event.

Having previously exhibited at the Culture House in 2009 the opportunity to appear again in Pisek was too good to refuse.  Although originally from Russia, and currently based in the United Kingdom, I lived in the Czech Republic for 12 years.  I love the country and the Czech people and chose to raise my son here.  I am glad to be back.  It feels like I have come home!

The theme of my exhibition is “Sea Songs” and many of the pictures on display here were painted on one of my regular visits to the island of Ugljian in Croatia.  Until a few days ago my pictures were being held up on the border between Croatia and Slovenia and there was a real possibility they would not make it here in time for the exhibition and I must thank my friends Zdravko and  Massimo, for arranging their transportation at the last moment.

I have always been inspired by the beauty and harmony which exists in nature and my paintings are an attempt to recreate and capture this.  As a four year old girl back in Russia I can remember sitting in a tree, overlooking a ravine, watching the first rays of the morning sun as they mixed with ribbons of mist rising up from the fields of tall grass before slowly fading away together.

Whatever I am painting – a woman’s body, a still life, a landscape – I try to use lines and colours to record this feeling of harmony on canvas.  Pictures often come to me in my dreams at night, with the combination of colours and the composition so very real.  The moment I wake up I quickly sketch the images I have seen in my dreams before they disappear in the daylight.

And so, in conclusion, I would once again like to thank the Director for this wonderful opportunity and also to thank you all for coming along tonight.  I hope you enjoy the exhibition.

 

 

 

dsc00351.jpg 'Sea Songs' Art exhibition Oksana Veber, Prachen Muzeum, Pisek, Czech Republic.

 

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'Sea Songs' Art exhibition Oksana Veber Prachen Muzeum Pisek Czech Republic.

 

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Apr 12, 2012
Press release 'An Ideal Soup' THE BAR Gallery, London Comments


Thursday 12th April: Private View.

'An Ideal Soup'

THE BAR Gallery

Willesden green Centre

95 High Road

London

6NW10 2SF

United Kingdom,

2012-04-12 to 2012-05-05.

ARTIST PROFILE

OKSANA VEBER

Oksana Veber was born in Barnaul in the Altaj region of Russia.  She has lived in the United Kingdom since 2010 having also spent several years living in the Czech Republic.

Oksana studied art at the Briansk Art College in Russia and the Kiev Academy of Fine Arts in the Ukraine.  She also gained a BA in Practical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Academy of Personnel Management in Kiev.  Oksana is a Member of the International Association of Commercial Artists.

Oksana has been drawing since the age of four and exhibiting since 1987.  Her paintings are in galleries and private collections in several European countries and also the USA, Australia, South Africa and Israel.

Oksana’s painting style has undergone a transformation over the years.  Her first paintings were landscapes which reflected her fascination with Daoism and other Eastern philosophies and incorporated themes such as peace and harmony.  Some of her more recent works contain the same themes but through the portrayal of women in a warm and positive style.  Oksana’s subtle use of colours ranging from warm wood to gold and glimmering coppers gives these pictures a unique and sensual aura.  For the past seven years Oksana has participated in art workshops in Croatia and Bulgaria which has enabled her to pursue her love of nature and how to work in harmony with the natural world.  Oksana’s style continues to develop with her paintings becoming more abstract over time.  Her use of colour, line and form demonstrates the communication and connection which exists between the figures and backgrounds in her pictures whilst at the same time conveying movement that brings each work to life.

Oksana’s Statement:-

“I continue to be inspired by the beauty and harmony which exists in nature and my paintings are an attempt to recreate and capture this.  My earliest memories from childhood are of me sitting in a tree, overlooking a ravine, watching the first rays of the morning sun as they mix with ribbons of mist rising from the fields of tall grass before slowly fading away together.

Irrespective of whether I am painting a woman’s body, a still life or a landscape I try to use lines and colours to record this feeling of harmony on a canvas.  Pictures often come to me in my dreams at night – with the combination of colours and the composition so very real.  When I wake I quickly sketch the images I have seen in my dreams before they disappear in the daylight.”

Oksana currently works from her studio in South London and her website can be viewed at www.veberoksana.com

 

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'An Ideal Soup' THE BAR Gallery London

 

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Feb 19, 2012
Art Exhibition, Harlesden Gallery, 2012, London. Comments


Thursday 12th April: Private View. Art Harlesden Gallery

59a Charlton Road, Harlesden, NW10 4BB, London, United Kingdom,

2012-04-12 to 2012-05-05.

Oksana Veber was born in Barnaul in the Altaj region of Russia.  She has lived in the United Kingdom since 2010 having also spent several years living in the Czech Republic.

Oksana studied art at the Briansk Art College in Russia and the Kiev Academy of Fine Arts in the Ukraine.  She also gained a BA in Practical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Academy of Personnel Management in Kiev.  Oksana is a Member of the International Association of Commercial Artists.

Oksana has been drawing since the age of four and exhibiting since 1987.  Her paintings are in galleries and private collections in several European countries and also the USA, Australia, South Africa and Israel.

Oksana’s painting style has undergone a transformation over the years.  Her first paintings were landscapes which reflected her fascination with Daoism and other Eastern philosophies and incorporated themes such as peace and harmony.  Some of her more recent works contain the same themes but through the portrayal of women in a warm and positive style.  Oksana’s subtle use of colours ranging from warm wood to gold and glimmering coppers gives these pictures a unique and sensual aura.  For the past seven years Oksana has participated in art workshops in Croatia and Bulgaria which has enabled her to pursue her love of nature and how to work in harmony with the natural world.  Oksana’s style continues to develop with her paintings becoming more abstract over time.  Her use of colour, line and form demonstrates the communication and connection which exists between the figures and backgrounds in her pictures whilst at the same time conveying movement that brings each work to life.

Oksana’s Statement:-

“I continue to be inspired by the beauty and harmony which exists in nature and my paintings are an attempt to recreate and capture this.  My earliest memories from childhood are of me sitting in a tree, overlooking a ravine, watching the first rays of the morning sun as they mix with ribbons of mist rising from the fields of tall grass before slowly fading away together.

Irrespective of whether I am painting a woman’s body, a still life or a landscape I try to use lines and colours to record this feeling of harmony on a canvas.  Pictures often come to me in my dreams at night – with the combination of colours and the composition so very real.  When I wake I quickly sketch the images I have seen in my dreams before they disappear in the daylight.”

Oksana currently works from her studio in South London and her website can be viewed at www.veberoksana.com

 

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Oksana Veber Art exhibition Harlesden Gallery London

 

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Feb 12, 2012
Press release, "Rising Stars",group exhibition New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham,United Kingdom, 2012 Comments


"Rising Stars",group exhibition New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham,United Kingdom,

2012-04-06 to 2012-05-05

Oksana Veber was born in Barnaul in the Altaj region of Russia.  She has lived in the United Kingdom since 2010 having also spent several years living in the Czech Republic.

Oksana studied art at the Briansk Art College in Russia and the Kiev Academy of Fine Arts in the Ukraine.  She also gained a BA in Practical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Academy of Personnel Management in Kiev.  Oksana is a Member of the International Association of Commercial Artists.

Oksana has been drawing since the age of four and exhibiting since 1987.  Her paintings are in galleries and private collections in several European countries and also the USA, Australia, South Africa and Israel.

Oksana’s painting style has undergone a transformation over the years.  Her first paintings were landscapes which reflected her fascination with Daoism and other Eastern philosophies and incorporated themes such as peace and harmony.  Some of her more recent works contain the same themes but through the portrayal of women in a warm and positive style.  Oksana’s subtle use of colours ranging from warm wood to gold and glimmering coppers gives these pictures a unique and sensual aura.  For the past seven years Oksana has participated in art workshops in Croatia and Bulgaria which has enabled her to pursue her love of nature and how to work in harmony with the natural world.  Oksana’s style continues to develop with her paintings becoming more abstract over time.  Her use of colour, line and form demonstrates the communication and connection which exists between the figures and backgrounds in her pictures whilst at the same time conveying movement that brings each work to life.

Oksana’s Statement:-

“I continue to be inspired by the beauty and harmony which exists in nature and my paintings are an attempt to recreate and capture this.  My earliest memories from childhood are of me sitting in a tree, overlooking a ravine, watching the first rays of the morning sun as they mix with ribbons of mist rising from the fields of tall grass before slowly fading away together.

Irrespective of whether I am painting a woman’s body, a still life or a landscape I try to use lines and colours to record this feeling of harmony on a canvas.  Pictures often come to me in my dreams at night – with the combination of colours and the composition so very real.  When I wake I quickly sketch the images I have seen in my dreams before they disappear in the daylight.”

Oksana currently works from her studio in South London and her website can be viewed at www.veberoksana.com

 

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"Rising Stars" group exhibition New Ashgate Gallery Farnham United Kingdom 2012

 

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Jan 15, 2012
"Mull it over", Group Art Exhibition, Brighton,United Kingdom Comments


"Mull it over",group exhibition Brighton,United Kingdom,

2012-01-12 to 2012-01-18.

            

                                                                         Koraljka Alavanja, Zadar, 2012

 

Oksana Veber paintings.

 

       Every one of us longs for peace, equivalence and harmony, and turns to different sources in order to come close to this – sources such as natural beauties, meditation, exploration of spirit or sound. The painter Oksana Veber finds her peace in the beauty of landscape, still nature, portrait of a woman, which, transfused into a harmony of colours and shapes, continue their life as an inspiration for a work of art. Guided by this urge for equivalence and investigating themes such as peace, harmony and emptiness, the artist explored Taoism and eastern philosophy and transferred her longing and revelation onto the canvas. The echoes of these influences can be recognized primarily in the painting approach that the artist uses to create background for her figures, defined only by colouristic effects.

            In her earlier works the colours are expressive and powerful, then they slowly mellow down into pastel shades of blue-gray and ochre in gradations, only to almost disappear into monochrome of warm nuances of gray infiltrated by whiteness as a light effect in her most recent cycle. Colours applied in wide brushstrokes and unobtrusively combine merging into an abstraction, which, in some paintings, could stand as a complete work of art in the manner of abstract Expressionism. On this background, the artist draws figuration using thin, playful, almost calligraphic black strokes that gives sparkle to the background's meditative peacefulness and opens space for a new story.

            In most of her paintings, female portrait occurs as the main motif. It presented as a melancholic yet sensual figure with full lips, almond-shaped eyes looking down, head gently leaning, trapped in her dreamy, fairytale world. On one hand this secrecy is owed to the poetics that can be traced in Jugendstil or Vienna Seccession, and on the other to the Russian fantasy that we find in Chagall for instance. In her new cycle of works we are often find double or multiple portraits in one painting, but the figures do not communicate with each other, nor with the viewer neither by gesture nor by gaze; instead they open paths towards themselves by subtly communicating with the object of their attention – usually a musical instrument or a cat, a bird, a bowl with fruit. These also appear as the main motif, painted contourly by the same quick, skillful strokes of black line, with only some of the elements emphasized by colour.

            Moreover, in this exhibition the artist presents several of her landscapes. "Los Cristianos" is a powerful painting, painted in shades of brown with sharp, confronting strokes, as if it originated in the English Impressionism, while the other two are much more peaceful, with bluish tones and softer brushstrokes, evoking with their style the French Impressionism.

            From her first paintings until today, the artist has evolved her work using the same philosophical outlook and with the same motivation, changing it in style and exploring the painting medium by combining the influences of different art periods that she successfully adjusts to her own spirit and inspiration found within.

 

 

2012 Koraljka Alavanja 

 

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"Mull it over" Group Art Exhibition Brighton United Kingdom

 

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Aug 11, 2011
Exhibition “Sea Dream”, POU Dom na žalu, Preko, Island Uglijan, Croatia Comments


16.08.2011- 16.09.2011, Exhibition “Sea Dream”, POU Dom na žalu, Preko, Island Uglijan, Croatia


Poštovani,

čast nam je pozvati Vas na otvorenje izložbe slika Morski san - Sea Dream,

akademske slikarice Oksane Veber iz Čaške republike

u utorak 16. kolovoza 2011. s početkom u 19,00 sati

Gosti večeri su:

pjesnik dr.sc. Robert Bacalja i VIS Stella Maris.

       

There are different sources on which we feed in our quest for peace, equivalence and harmony. Artist Oksana Veber founds harmony in the beauty of the landscape, still life, woman's face, which, transferred into the harmony of colors and forms continue they life in art work. Guiding her through the need for equivalence and exploring themes like peace, harmony and emptiness, the artist – influenced by the ideas of Taoism and Eastern philosophy - transferred her longing and revelation on the canvas. From her first works to the present days she developed her work relayed on that same philosophical thought, developing her work by changing it through different styles and exploring the medium of painting and yet modulating it according to her spirit and inspiration she founds inside herself. Female portrait is main motive in most of the paintings. It is usually shown as sensual figure, with full lips, almond eyes, and slightly tipped head, that leads us in world of dreams and fairytales. Two paths lead us when we follow this mystic. One has roots are in Jugendstil (Art Noveau) and further  in art of Japan that was inspiration to Jugendstil, and in Russian fairytales that we can find in work of Chagall, and the  other in tendency toward harmony in choosing colors that evoke Kandinsky and Marc. Artist settles her characters on the background defined with colorist effects, that are, unlike in her early works when they were much expressive and with vivid tones, tranquil and given in pastel tones of blue-gray combination and beige in gradations. Colors, painted in wide brush-strokes combine anintrusivly and melt one in another, making abstraction that in some works could be defined piece in manner of abstract expressionism. On that background painter successfully adds figuration with tiny, playful black lines that give sparkle to meditative tranquility of background and open space to a new story. Much more than in early works now appear double portraits or even more characters on one painting. To former motifs of landscapes and dreamy female figures author adds new inspiration – motif of birds, fishes, music instruments and pottery that she brings in correlation with main subject. She paints them like the main motif with the same, almost calligraphic, brush-strokes and intensifies some silhouettes fulfilling them with color. In adding those motives, although they bring their own poetry, we can feel transfer to greater opening to the world. Now characters are not so alone, closed up in their dreams and wrapped in shroud of mystic, on contrary, they have opened path forward observer through subtle communication with objects it is surrounded with.

Koraljka Alavanja                                                                

 

 

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Exhibition “Sea Dream” POU Dom na žalu Preko Island Ugljan Croatia

 

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May 23, 2011
Oksana Veber Art Exhibition, ''Room № 9'' Gallery, Eastbourne, UK. Comments


England, Eastbourne ''Room № 9'' Gallery.

   

Oksana Veber paintings.

 

       Every one of us longs for peace, equivalence and harmony, and turns to different sources in order to come close to this – sources such as natural beauties, meditation, exploration of spirit or sound. The painter Oksana Veber finds her peace in the beauty of landscape, still nature, portrait of a woman, which, transfused into a harmony of colours and shapes, continue their life as an inspiration for a work of art. Guided by this urge for equivalence and investigating themes such as peace, harmony and emptiness, the artist explored Taoism and eastern philosophy and transferred her longing and revelation onto the canvas. The echoes of these influences can be recognized primarily in the painting approach that the artist uses to create background for her figures, defined only by colouristic effects.

            In her earlier works the colours are expressive and powerful, then they slowly mellow down into pastel shades of blue-gray and ochre in gradations, only to almost disappear into monochrome of warm nuances of gray infiltrated by whiteness as a light effect in her most recent cycle. Colours applied in wide brushstrokes and unobtrusively combine merging into an abstraction, which, in some paintings, could stand as a complete work of art in the manner of abstract Expressionism. On this background, the artist draws figuration using thin, playful, almost calligraphic black strokes that gives sparkle to the background's meditative peacefulness and opens space for a new story.

            In most of her paintings, female portrait occurs as the main motif. It presented as a melancholic yet sensual figure with full lips, almond-shaped eyes looking down, head gently leaning, trapped in her dreamy, fairytale world. On one hand this secrecy is owed to the poetics that can be traced in Jugendstil or Vienna Seccession, and on the other to the Russian fantasy that we find in Chagall for instance. In her new cycle of works we are often find double or multiple portraits in one painting, but the figures do not communicate with each other, nor with the viewer neither by gesture nor by gaze; instead they open paths towards themselves by subtly communicating with the object of their attention – usually a musical instrument or a cat, a bird, a bowl with fruit. These also appear as the main motif, painted contourly by the same quick, skillful strokes of black line, with only some of the elements emphasized by colour.

            Moreover, in this exhibition the artist presents several of her landscapes. "Los Cristianos" is a powerful painting, painted in shades of brown with sharp, confronting strokes, as if it originated in the English Impressionism, while the other two are much more peaceful, with bluish tones and softer brushstrokes, evoking with their style the French Impressionism.

            From her first paintings until today, the artist has evolved her work using the same philosophical outlook and with the same motivation, changing it in style and exploring the painting medium by combining the influences of different art periods that she successfully adjusts to her own spirit and inspiration found within.

 

 Koraljka Alavanja 

 

christa-holka-va-art2art-13apr11-0026.jpg Oksana Veber Art Exhibition, ''Room № 9'' Gallery, Eastbourne, UK.

Oksana Veber Art Exhibition ''Room № 9'' Gallery Eastbourne UK.

 

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