It was a memorable year for all of us. At the beginning of 2021, the HEITSCH GALLERY would like to take you away from reality for a while. Welcome to the virtual exhibition SEPITOPIA - ink painting and drawing by SLAVA SEIDEL. The title of the exhibition is based on the permeable border between reality and the world of fantasy that runs through each of Slava Seidel's paintings. It allows the viewers as well as the artist herself to escape the facts of everyday life, to entrench themselves in an ivory tower. The surreal, fantastic productions of the Russian-born painter Slava Seidel depict a world between truth and illusion - capsizing ships on stormy seas, magnificent baroque domes reaching towards the sky, veritable worldscapes.
Slava Seidel's drawings in sepia ink resemble dreamlike sequences against a grandiose architectural backdrop, evoking a sense of vertigo and tension in the viewer. The artist excels at depicting the most complex architectural forms, and this despite the demanding ink technique that does not allow for later corrections. Seidel's technical precision is as remarkable as her talent for pictorial imagination, which transports us into unknown, alternative realities.
You can find the link to the virtual exhibition HERE. If you would like to view one of the paintings in the original, please feel free to contact us. The Heitsch Gallery team will find a way to make this pleasure possible for you.