The Naked Room Gallery will represent Ukrainian artist Pavlo Makov at viennacontemporary in 2022. Curators Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko selected 5 works to highlight different periods and themes of Makov's rich practice. For more than 30 years, the artist has developed the idea of place in various cycles and series (Gardens, Landscapes of 2017, Abracadabra). Using etching printing techniques and, most recently, colour Pavlo works on the border of fact and fiction, document and mystification.
viennacontemporary will take place from 8 to 11 September. It is an international fair for contemporary art in Vienna, Austria. From 2015 to 2020, it took place annually in the fourth week of September.
Pavlo Makov is, without a doubt, one of the greatest Ukrainian artists of our time. However, the restless nature of his artistic practice rescues him from a recognizable and established image of a "classic". Pavlo Makov was born in 1958. He studied at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg and the Samokish Crimean Art School, and graduated from the Kharkiv Art and Industrial Institute at the Faculty of Graphics. He lives and works in Kharkiv and, temporarily, in Florence, Italy. Makov's works are housed in the National Art Museum (Kyiv), the Center for Contemporary Art (Osaka), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the National Gallery (Washington) and the Library of Congress (Washington). He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in London, the Funen Graphic Workshop in Denmark and the Artist's Union of Ukraine. Makov's works have been repeatedly exhibited at auctions and major national and international exhibitions. He is a laureate of the Silver Medal of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2009) and the Shevchenko Prize (2018). In 2022, his work Fountain of Exhaustion. Aqua Alta curated by Maria Lanko, Lizaveta Herman and Borys Filonenko will represent the National Pavilion of Ukraine at the 59th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia. The project for the pavilion in Venice has become a culmination of the "fountain of exhaustion" image development that has been proceeding since the '90s.
More details coming soon.