EXHIBITION MOVED ONLINE. Katrine Levin Galleries presents Toma Stenko (b. 1980), a Georgian-born and Moscow-based artist, film director, and fashion designer whose powerful works examine love from the female perspective.
Romantic, sexual, maternal, forbidden, self, broken and new – love is a roller-coaster of emotions that we all share. In this stunning exhibition of new works, premiered in London, Toma Stenko shares her exploration of what love means to her – the family, the couple, a mother keeping her baby close and a boy watching his mother are all portrayed in a kaleidoscope of colour. But it’s not all sweetness, the viewer walks away with a bittersweet feeling – is love really all rainbows? This exhibition exposes the darker side – the censorsed, the oppressive and the betrayed. These are immensely powerful works.
Toma Stenko (b. 1980) is a graduate of St Martin’s. Her work receives praise and a flourishing audience whenever it is exhibited. This is her first London exhibition.
How Love Feels showcases over 40 works including large-scale pieces, and will take place over two floors of the Painting Rooms, a Grade I listed venue just off Tottenham Court Road in central London.
CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST: Wednesday, 18 March, 6:30-8:30, with author and art critic, Simon Hewitt, RSVP requested