Flora Yukhnovich

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About the Artist

Flora Yukhnovich is acclaimed for paintings in which she adopts the language of Rococo, reimagining the dynamism of works by eighteenth-century artists such as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, François Boucher, Nicolas Lancret and Jean-Antoine Watteau through a filter of contemporary cultural references including film, food and consumerism.

  • In Focus – Flora Yukhnovich Thirst Trap

     

    New paintings draw upon various depictions of the Roman goddess Venus in mythology, art history and contemporary culture.

     

    Rather than focus on individual points of reference, each work synthesises a multitude of influences that convey the shifting representations and significations of Venus herself. Here the Venus who embodies idealised female form and is goddess of love, maternal care, sexual reproduction and erotic desire, meets the Venus of violent origin and hybrid gender – promiscuous and vengeful.

  • Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

    1 - 26 March 2022

    Flora Yukhnovich: Thirst Trap

    New paintings by the artist draw upon various depictions of the Roman goddess Venus in mythology, art history and contemporary culture.

    Victoria Miro Gallery I
    24 February - 30 April 2021

    The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue

    An exhibition of work by 19 artists celebrating the colour blue, available online and on Vortic as part of The London Collective.

    Victoria Miro on Vortic
    12 September - 24 October 2020

    Flora Yukhnovich: Barcarole

    Victoria Miro welcomes visitors back to its Venice gallery with new paintings by the London-based artist Flora Yukhnovich. Inspired by a residency with the gallery in Venice, these new works reflect on the influence of the city and Venetian culture....
    Victoria Miro Venice
    19 May - 20 June 2020

    Flora Yukhnovich: The Venice Paintings

    An exhibition of new paintings presented by Victoria Miro in association with Parafin, available to view online and via the App Store on Vortic Collect.

    Victoria Miro on Vortic
    7 June - 27 July 2019

    María Berrío, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich

    A summer exhibition featuring three young artists who rethink traditional genres to touch upon themes of migration, the workplace, and the gendered language of painting.

    Victoria Miro Gallery II
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