Oleg Kudryashov to exhibit at the Bermondsey Project
The Bermondsey Project, a creative hub and gallery run by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, will host a major exhibition of work by Oleg Kudryashov.
The exhibition will run from 14 to 30 September 2012, 12 noon until 6pm at The Bermondsey Project : Unit 7, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF.
Exhibition curator Edward Lucie-Smith said: “We are incredibly excited that an artist of Kudryashov’s stature has chosen to exhibit at the Bermondsey Project. His fascination with very direct mark-making to create abstract figures and ambitious printmaking processes make his work unique. His work forms perhaps the most important link between the Russian and British avant-gardes in the second half of the 20th century.”
Already a well-established artist in Russia, Kudryashov left the country as his work clashed with Soviet Socialist Realist norms. He eventually settled in Brixton, London. It was in London that Kudryashov came into contact with the British avant-gardists who influenced his work. He returned to Russia in 1997 and recently celebrated his 80th birthday.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a printed catalogue, with texts by the curators Sergei Reviakin and Edward Lucie-Smith, and also by an iBook for iPad with an extended essay by the distinguished Russian art historian Igor Golomstock.