N. Pavliv-Tokarska / Contemporary Cityscapes.
After E Hopper and D Hepher
24 July 2012, 6pm - 9pm
24 July - 25 August 2012
Wed - Sat 12pm - 7pm
Inspired by the greats she keeps the past beautifully present.
For the last few years Nadiya was captivated by the complexity and splendour of houses forming Finsbury Circus, near Moorgate in central London. The magnificent quartet of Victorian buildings, formed in an oval, stands today as an understated tribute to human endeavour. It is only natural that we respond to some places and settings more than others. The ways the buildings are grouped and located often forms the sole and visual aesthetics of that very site, capturing our attention and prompting emotional responses as a result.
It is the composition in particular that draws Nadiya’s attention, other times it is the experience or emotion that make her to pick up a brush and recreate it in some way. Nadiya uses her own photographs as sketches and references, while her method of bringing abstract, impressionism, realism into one painting through use of layering gives the work that uniqueness and style. Her use of old master technique allows Nadiya to achieve many of the effects.
Nadiya says: “The composition may brew in my head for some time before I start work, which in majority cases it would become the crucial creative stage. Even though I may not touch the canvas, there is lot of deliberating happening, perfecting and imagining intangible strokes.” In her coming exhibition Nadiya takes the viewer on the visual journey through London’s streets.
__________"Finsbury Circus, London" Oil on canvas, 140x110 cm, 2012
_______"Whitehall, London" Oil on canvas, 120x100 cm, 2012