Flawed Exhibition by Victoria Wolny 1-15 August 2017
Published on: Tue, 18/07/2017 - 15:40
Following a series of exhibitions in various prestigious London galleries Victoria Wolny returns to Emporium in Lichfield to launch her latest powerful, emotionally charged collection of oil paintings.
Victoria explains her inspiration “I’ve named this collection of paintings, ‘Flawed’ as I feel represents where I am with my art at the moment… I don’t think there is any such thing as perfection in art. Embracing that thought, making it your own and then running with it as you move forward is something which is definitely under my skin at the moment.”
She continues; ”On the outside and at first glimpse, the paintings in this collection appear perfect and well balanced but only feign perfection as within all of them there are flaws. A subtle reminder that even things deemed beautiful are imperfect.”
Victoria Wolny was born in 1974 and raised in Burton upon Trent. Her early interest in art came from watching her father, a prolific landscape and portrait artist, at work in his studio. Here she learnt various painting techniques using different mediums but was particularly interested in oil paint. In order to pursue her other interest in Natural Sciences, Victoria gained a scholarship to Denstone College and graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Biological Sciences. Her passion for the arts, however, never faltered and she produced several pieces of work during her study time.
Victoria’s bold use of colour and knowledge of the effects of wavelength are grounded in scientific study. She strives, through layering and complex manipulation of oil paints, to invoke emotion; to prompt an impulse in the viewer initiated by colour. Her technique creates paintings that possess an intense depth of feeling beyond the visible with a unique changeable character when viewed in different lights and from different angles.
Since becoming a full time artist in 2016 Victoria has exhibited work at an impressive array of venues including the London Mall Galleries, the Menier Gallery and has work in private collections nationally and world-wide.