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Eugenie Vronskaya

Born in Moscow in 1966, Vronskaya underwent a rigorous  training in Figurative Art in Russia. The ethos of the training is quite closely resembling the principles of BAHAUS in Germany. Some of the founders of the school were Kandinsky, Malevich, Miturich, Larionov. She also studied icon painting at an early age.

She attended Krasnopresnenskaya School of Art and the Fine Art University in Moscow before moving to the UK in 1989. In 1991 she became the first Russian M.A. student at the Royal College of Art. Vronskaya was invited by Sir Anthony Caro to participate in the International Triangle Workshop in New York state and subsequently was involved in running a number of Triangle International workshops in Africa. Caro became a friend and mentor to her until his death in 2013. Eugenie is a highly accomplished portrait artist, and it was by this means she supported herself while her two children were growing up. In 2012 she won the Borchard Self-Portrait award. Recently her painting has gone beyond objective reality, exploring a landscape hovering between dreaming and waking, in particular nocturnal walks peopled with solitary figures and mythical horses. She describes her paintings ..”between seen and imagined…” These paintings show the influence of the symbolists and hint at mysterious narrative undertones. Eugenie’s work had been admired for its effortless technique the result of Russian training and in these recent works she handles paint with astonishing fluidity: at times it is thick and lustrous at others thinned and dispersed with solvent, seeming to evaporate from the canvas. The works we have selected show the huge scope of her artistic oeuvre. Her large scale mythical horse paintings, evocative dream-like landscapes and penetrating observation of the human character. She has worked and exhibited in London, Paris, Denmark, America, Russia and the USA and taught at Ruskin School of Art, Winchester School of Art and Chelsea and Westminster School of Art, where she was Artist in Residence in 1994-95. Currently Vronskaya teaches at Heatherley School of Art.
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