Shtager Gallery at StART art fair 2021

Shtager Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in StART art fair 2021. In keeping with the fair’s concept of bringing the work of lesser known artistic communities to a global public, Shtager Gallery not only presents new work from its stable of international artists but has dedicated one wall to recent graduates whose degree shows were cancelled as a result of the current pandemic.

Paintings by our very own Ksenia Blake (King’s College London), and Miro King (Royal College of Art), mixed media panels by Adam Boyd (Slade School of Fine Art), and works on paper by the multidisciplinary artist duo Tighe-Mearns-Smith (Kingston School of Art) complement recent works by a selection of the gallery’s Russian and international contemporary artists.

Ksenia Blake

While creating his works exclusively by smartphone, Yusuke Akamatsu presents his latest abstractions of urban observations as lightboxes to further enhance the vibrancy of his digital edits. Highlighting the colourful layers of torn posters and graffiti, conceals and reveals the darker side of the stories that lie beneath in equal measure.

Yusuke Akamatsu. Flag Of The People. 2021

Marina Alexeeva refers to her unique micro-installations as ‘lifeboxes’. Following on from Surrealist and Dadaist traditions, the artist creates her video-sound animations by combining a variety of media and techniques to meticulously and humorously comment on aspects of politics, science or culture.

Marina Alexeeva

Katia Kesic combines the inner and outer aspects of human experience in elaborate ceramic vessels. Combining symbols referring to folklore and mythology across cultures, the artist has developed a unique visual language to explore shifting political and national identity.

Katia Kesic, Black Magic, 2019

In his latest body of work Sergey Kozlov arranges individual abstract movements and marks made with a variety of media into a ‘paper symphony’.

Shtager Gallery has discourse across cultures and disciplines is at the core. The London gallery was established in 2016 with the aim to introduce contemporary Russian artists to the British and wider public. In just five years, its founder Marina Shtager has cultivated a standout portfolio of cutting-edge Eastern European and international artists.


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