Victoria Miro welcomes visitors back to its Venice gallery with new paintings by the London-based artist Flora Yukhnovich. Inspired by a residency with the gallery in Venice, these new works reflect further on the influence of the city and Venetian culture.
In 2019, Victoria Miro established a studio space in Venice for invited artists to spend extended time in the historic city and make new bodies of work. During a two-month residency, Flora Yukhnovich used the opportunity to engage more fully with Venetian culture. Her sources include the music of Vivaldi and the memoirs of Casanova, in addition to one of her key influences, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, whose works including ceiling frescoes in the Ca’ Rezzonico museum and the Chiesa Santa Maria della Visitazione she was able to study first hand.
Titled Barcarole after the traditional folk songs sung by Venetian gondoliers and music composed in that style, new paintings completed recently in London, reflect further on these influences, in particular the frescoes of Tiepolo and the notions of pace, movement and musicality that arise visually from the orchestration of brushmark, line and colour. Following a hugely successful exhibition held on Vortic Collect, these new paintings, on show in the city that inspired them, welcome visitors back to the Venice gallery.
No booking is required when visiting Flora Yukhnovich: Barcarole at our Venice gallery. We welcome a maximum number of 5 people at a time to the gallery.
Press release courtesy Victoria Miro.