Victoria Kovalenchikova has lived and worked in Amsterdam since 2008. She was born in the Belarusian city of Mogilev located between Poland and Russia. Before moving to the Netherlands, Victoria tought painting and drawing in Minsk at the at Belarusian State Pedagogic University named after M. Tank. She graduated the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Department of Painting under the guidance of professor M. Dantzig, V. Gerasimov and V. Tyurin. She has exhibited her work in Belarus, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Russia since 1997 and participated in more then 35 group and personal shows.
The artist’s works can be found in the corporate art collection of Philips, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in the Museum of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Contemporary Fine Art Museum, The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus (all in Minsk, Belarus), Maslennikov Art Museum, Mogilev Regional Study of Local Lore Museum named after Romanov, Mogilev Museum of Ethnography (all in Mogilev, Belarus), in the collection of the municipality of Coevorden, the Netherlands; as well as in private collections in Germany, Poland, Russia, Belarus, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Lebanon, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
“In Victoria Kovalenchikova’s paintings there are two worlds: the exterior and the interior, the real and also the feelings read over it. Her paintings are juxtapositions of abstractions and the figurative. Often the world of objects is disturbed by levitated forms, abstract forms that in her capable hands may well symbolize the emotional and the sensational energies of the world. In these paintings, feelings, emotions and the inscrutabilities of life have tangibly and massively become present. The flesh is hidden beneath the force of its energies and powers. The transformation of the consensual forms, through perilous amalgamation, make for fantastic dimensions.” Abbas Daneshvari, Ph.D. California State University, Los Angeles
The exhibition is on view till June 26th.