Ilya Volykhine Exhibition
Opening Reception: Tuesday 18th Feb 6-8pm
Venue: Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, 19A Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland
Ph (09) 523 5560 or Ngaire on 021 415 449
Long recognized for his singular works combining text and figuration, Volykhine merges disparate elements of Russian iconography, re-inscribing strange and often obscured meanings into normative narrative structures reminiscent of comic strips and advertising. Emerging from behind the iron curtain in the early 90’s, Volykhine’s paintings and works on paper, capture the underlying forces that dominate and determine the conditions of the human psyche.