Gallery Elena Shchukina
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10 Lees Place, Mayfair, W1K 6LL London
Elena’s vision combines a love of the technique of creation coupled with a passionate interest in colour. These two very personal aspects inform the exhibitions at her Gallery Elena Shchukina (GES) in the heart of Mayfair. GES artists tend to have mastered a unique skill or have a particular talent that has not been shown before in the UK. Their use of colour is complex and emotionally engaging; this combination of skill and colour produces a synthesis that is essentially Elena Shchukina.
Despite studying law in Moscow, art has always been a passion for Elena and after moving to London in 2009 she attended Sotheby’s Art School, where she built the skills and the contacts that led her to open her gallery in June 2013.
Her aim in opening the gallery is to spotlight work by emerging artists. Elena is particularly committed to unearthing artists that have not had an exhibition in Britain before, and as a result my gallery roster contains a diverse group of international artists. Since opening, Gallery Elena Shchukina has featured work by artists from five different continents.
Within the past year Gallery Elena Shchukina has been an exhibitor at a number of art fairs. In June, we exhibited in Masterpiece London 2015 as a member of the Asian Art in London pavilion. In September we exhibited at START at the Saatchi Gallery, where one of our exhibited works, ‘Black & Red’ by Rikizo Fukao, was selected to be featured on all promotional materials. In October we flew to Manama to exhibit at Art Bahrain, an exciting new art fair sponsored by the HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa.
Elena is a Patron of the Royal Academy, a patron of the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Hyde Park and member of the Exhibition Circle.
Note Photography Credit: Antonia Couling