Varda Caivano

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About the Artist

Inviting prolonged scrutiny, Varda Caivano’s paintings repay with intimate evocations that shift and grow with each viewing. Caivano's painting are undeniably of themselves yet they are also, unavoidably, touched by and suggestive of the world beyond the studio, beyond the gallery. It is possible to view these canvases in procedural terms, for there is always a palpable, enlivening sense of the artist making decisions or changing course, deflecting quick resolutions or alighting on happy accidents that lead to another set of problems, more possible outcomes. This is one possible journey through the work, during which we might dwell on shapes and lines, variations of touch and tone, alerted to qualities of paint as space is mapped and atmosphere created. However, Caivano’s paintings are irreducible as simple records of the artist’s decision-making process. Equally strong are suggestions of landscapes or objects, actual things in the world or those filtered through the canon of twentieth-century art. Caivano's great strength lies in her understanding of the ways in which objects and images impress upon us via essences of colour, shape and texture and how these essences affect us as deeply as the physical form to which they are ordinarily attached. The works are thus held in careful balance between the intense focus of their making and endless associativity they inspire.

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

9 September - 3 October 2015

Varda Caivano

The artist's third solo exhibition at the gallery comprises works that suggest lines of evolution, of continuity and departure, in her practice. A selection of recent painting and work on paper displays the abiding capacity of the artist’s work to...
Victoria Miro Mayfair
1 February - 12 March 2011

Varda Caivano

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Victoria Miro is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Varda Caivano, her second solo show with the gallery. Evocative, elusive, and exuding a quiet confidence, Caivano's paintings present a series of explorations of the medium and the...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
7 July - 4 August 2005

Varda Caivano

'Painting for me is a way of questioning images, where visible objects with a secret depth appear to reveal a kind of irrational truth. The paintings operate as a bridge, a transitional space that evokes an inner world'. Varda Caivano...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
30 March - 24 April 2004

Painting 2004

Group Exhibition
Hernan Bas, Avner Ben-Gal, Varda Caivano, Charline von Heyl, John Kørner, Dana Schutz, Suling Wang Painting 2004 showcases the work of a younger generation of international artists originating from America, Argentina, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Israel and Taiwan. Their work draws...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
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