Born in Moscow, lives and works in London
Olga Lomaka is exhibiting worldwide with regular participation in global art-fairs and biennales. Earlier this year her new series titled ‘Pink Magic’ was included in Grayson Perry-curated Royal Academy Summer Exhibition featuring in The Sunday Times and The Guardian.
‘Pink Magic’ editions is being released by notorious print studio Jealous London, earmarked for Basel Miami. In October 2016, Lomaka presented a new series dedicated to the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in her solo show “Artefacts” at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
Olga’s remarkable personal style is instantly recognisable, enticing the viewer in with the concrete and the abstract, the familiar and the unknown. The work brings light to issues that concern us all — of the world order, the flaws of modernity and the psychology of human consciousness. By viewing them through the prism of pop-art, fascinating parallels and insights are brought into a visual form, unveiling their symbolic and broader meaning.
The artist’s primary features are to play with recognisable images and products of consumerism, pooling together contrasting beliefs, which give a second meaning to hidden symbols and use unusual colour pallets.
Lomaka’s sophisticated eye for the unordinary in everyday life allows her to truly reveal spiritual and social themes and concerns. Threads of what we consider reality, along with hidden dimensions of consciousness and possibility, weave their way through.
The artist is constantly experimenting with new techniques, carving and aerography, mixing traditional materials and modern media. Her interests are not limited to painting alone and include installations, relief sculpture and free standing sculpture.
In 2002, Lomaka completed a painting course at Loyola University Chicago (USA). A decade later, she continued her education in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. In 2015, Lomaka graduated with BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts.
The artist recently won the Best Contemporary Artist of the Year award presented by Phillips Auction House in London and is the winner of numerous art competitions and internationally recognised awards.
Amongst many of the artist’s projects are collaborations with Vogue magazine and a string of fashion brands. Lomaka’s works can be found in Erarta Museum (St. Petersburg), Pierre Cardin Foundation (Lacoste), Contemporary Art Center “M17” (Kiev), Fine Art Foundation (London), Loyola University Foundation (Chicago), 25 Kadr Gallery Foundation (Moscow) as well as in private collections.