Alina Maksimenko Exhibition, in Collaboration with Axle Arts

From 22nd April to 5th June 2022

We are delighted to announce, in collaboration with Axle Arts, a solo exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artist Alina Maksimenko.

Alina is professional artist with a career spanning some thirty years. She has work in a number of prestigious public galleries in the Ukraine and exhibits internationally. As a result of the war on Ukraine, Alina has been displaced and has had to leave everything behind in her hometown Kiev. She is currently sheltering in Vienna after a seven-day flight to escape the violence. This exhibition and sale of her work is in support of helping Alina to re-establish herself.

The exhibition will run from 22nd April to 5th June 2022. There will also be a private view on the 21st April from 6pm-8pm. This private view is now fully booked - please email or call 01225 823 333 to join the waiting list. Alternatively you are most welcome to come and see the artworks at any other point up until the end of the exhibition on 5th June. 

Artworks include:

  • Dance for Pina 
  • Apple Orchard, Diptych
  • Cherry Garden

The exhibition is free of charge. 

More about Alina's work:

Alina Maksimenko creates dark spaces. Her hauntingly powerful figurative paintings encapsulate graceful female studies through exquisite observation. Moody and thoughtful, Maksimenko’s women often present themselves to the viewer with their backs turned or in silhouette with the slightest hint of tonal shift to indicate a limb or turn of the head. These large, elegant works dominate the walls on which they sit, their striking presence complimented with a bold contrast between the soft richness of oil paint and the occasional sharp edge of stencilled colour. Maksimenko takes a wonderfully inquisitive approach to her work, utilising wax, oil paint, fabric, stitched thread and stocking fragment to communicate her notions of identity, control and transformation.

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