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Press release

Abstraction - Olgierd Pikiewicz,

Tamás Kopasz, Yuliy Takov

An Eastern European Art Exhibition

7 Cobble Yard, Napier Street, Cambridge

Wed -  Fri 11:00- 5:00pm Sat 9:00 - 5:00pm


14th November - 4th December 2007


Between the 14th of November and the 4th of December EE Fine Art presents a group exhibition showing exceptional work by Eastern European artists Olgierd Pikiewicz, Tamás Kopasz and Yuliy Takov.

All three artists focus their work upon the theme abstraction. Nature and the surrounding world are of inspirational value to them and deliver forms, structures and colours but also themes and ideas. However, the found, the perceived is then deconstructed, even destroyed by the artists just to be put back together again in a different way in order to convey a certain thought, a vision or a statement. 



Above: Yuliy Takov 'Oceanic I' Oil on canvas, 150x200cm



Yuliy Takov is a young emerging artist, who was born in Bulgaria in 1971. Despite his young age, he has already been presented in numerous exhibitions in Eastern Europe, Austria and even India.  Being a member of the Bulgarian Artists' Union he has also won distinctive art awards. Looking at Yuliy's exclusive works it becomes obvious how his viewpoint has changed in the course of his work. Initially, working figuratively, Yuliy has now reached a point of great abstraction and having started at a more traditional frontal view his paintings now demonstrate a rather aerial perspective. One is struck by a resemblance with maps. Beautifully coloured landscapes, even continents, seem to emerge from a thoroughly worked background.


Above: Olgierd Pikiewicz 'Red Track to the Moon' ,
oil, pastel on paper, 30x36cm

Ogierd Pikiewicz distanced himself even more from the figurative and his outstanding paintings are an abstract compilation of incredible colours, shapes and structures even though his titles usually refer to something concrete such as the 'Two Bridges'. Balancing on the border between reality and abstraction, Olgierd is forming his interpretation of reality and transforming it onto the canvas. Olgierd was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1971. A self taught painter he had his first exhibition in 1989, which resulted in numerous exhibitions in Poland, the USA and across Europe. Now he is making his debut to England with EE Fine Art. 


Above: Tamás Kopasz 'J.S.Bach, BWV 80/2'

Oil on canvas, 150x115cm


Also, Tamás Kopasz is making his debut to England with EE Fine Art. Having studied Fine Art at the Faculty of Painting in Budapest, Tamás has had numerous exhibitions across Europe, in Russia and the USA. His excellent work is held in various collections in Eastern Europe and Germany. In his oeuvre as a painter Tamás Kopasz has touched upon a number of themes, but since 1984 he has remained in the school of non-figurative painting. Firstly, by means of collages and later through focus on surface structure, colour and shape, he expresses the meaning of the mysterious and the chaotic. Like Pollock's action paintings, Tamás's paintings demonstrate a kind of surrealistic automatism. "Tamás Kopasz first transforms the surface of the picture by shattering and corroding it [...] into a chaotic mass, so that he [can consequently] refine its savage appearance. He raises the form from an uncertain, liquid state. [...] His pictures are laden with symbols [and] poetical images, [...] which express one common mythical desire. Tradition here appears as profound consciousness and not as the mere adoption of certain forms and contents."(József Gaál)

About the Gallery

EE Fine Art was established in 2005 by Mark and Louise Stephenson and is part of ARTMS Limited. We have moved to our new gallery space in the heart of Cambridge at 7 Cobble Yard, Napier Street, behind the Grafton Shopping Centre.

EE Fine Art specializes in Eastern European and Russian modern and contemporary fine art. Throughout the year we are planning to hold 16 exhibitions of both established and emerging artists.