This summer, our program is slightly different from what was sent beforehand, the reason being the unexpected complications that the coronavirus entails. For the months of July and August, we invited Olga Simonov to a “showcase” exhibition with a number of recent works in porcelain.
Olga Simonov (Ukraine, 1970). Training at the vocational school for Art and Industry Gshell (Moscow region) 1985-‘89.1989-’97 Designer and porcelain painter in the Gshell Porcelain Factory. Emigrated to Germany in 1997.She lives and works in her own studio in Wiesbaden since 2013.In 2019 she won first prize at the 10th Ceramic Biennale of El Vendrel in Spain. “My years of experience as a designer in a porcelain factory, as well as the constant research of material, shape and color have left a lasting mark on my current artistic style. Particularly important for my work is the combination of functionality, emphasizing the aesthetics of the form with the hand painting and the beauty of porcelain as a material. As a porcelain designer I have the necessary skills and abilities of sculptors and painters as well as architects and technologists. In my studio I make small series of everyday objects and paint them by hand. As a material I use Limoges porcelain and colored pigments for under glaze painting. My products are cast from plaster molds and finished by hand. ”
The showcase presents 15 porcelain objects by Olga Simonov. You can see pictures of these objects on the Dutch page of this exhibition.