Exhibition of drawings, watercolours and sketched by Stas Turina.
571 Oxford Road Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Stas Turina from the series “Thank you” (2022).
Twenty-two drawings and watercolours by Turina are displayed in the gallery alongside a collection of smaller sketches.
One of the most pertinent features of the series is the repetition of the phrase “Thank you” in Ukrainian, often of a similar character and as a negative of colour blocks that vaguely mimic the colour pallets of corporate logos. The works appear as faint impressions of familiar graphic forms, imprinted with the artist’s message.
Across the series, Turina’s use of watercolours and his ‘raw’, unfinished way of drawing qualifies his message with a degree vulnerability and immediacy. The artist plays on the ways in which forms of communication interact with the relationship between the givers and recipients of solidarity.
The artist’s collection of sketches on paper is marked by his extensive use of white-space and small, finely detailed drawings, providing a conceptual understanding of works selected for the exhibition.
Stas Turina was born in 1988 in Matiivka, Ukraine and currently lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a graduate of the Lviv National Academy of Arts, and in 2019, he received the scholarship of the Gaude Polonia Program in Lublin. Since 2018, he has been working as a curator for ateliernormalno, a studio for artists with and without Down Syndrome. Organised by Artists for Ukraine.
Friday 6 October, 6-8pm.
Open Friday to Saturday, 2-5pm.
Where to find us
This event is at 571 Oxford Road, Reading. Public transport is available from Reading town center and Reading station if you are visiting from elsewhere.