Lot 21 - Svetlana Semenova - Transcendence
Acrylic on card
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Women in Art
As a contemporary artist based in London, my artistic journey is deeply rooted in the classical-realist tradition. My primary mediums are oils and charcoal, allowing me to express my creativity through diverse forms such as portraiture, still life, and landscapes in both paintings and drawings. My artistic philosophy is firmly grounded in the rich tradition of representational art, drawing inspiration from the historical lineage of European ateliers and academies, while embracing modern materials and themes in my creations.
Completed courses in art and design at Central St. Martins, in academic drawing and painting at the School of Architecture and Design in Moscow, Russia, and graduated from the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA)
Winner of the Dame Emma Thompson Women in Art Prize (2023)
Winner of the Stanley Grimm Memorial Award (2022)
Winner of Michael Klein's Floral Painting Competition (2020)
Scholarship recipient of the Art Renewal Center (2017)
Prizewinner of the Master Academy of Art competition (2017)
Exhibitor at the Royal Society of British Artists Rising Star (2017)
The Society of Women Artists' Annual Exhibition (2023)
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters' Annual Exhibition (2022) (2019)
The Royal Society of Marine Artists' Annual Exhibition (2021) (2019)
Portraits for NHS Heroes Exhibition (2020)
The Society of Women Artists' Annual Exhibition (2020) (2019)
The Royal Society of British Artists' Annual Exhibition (2020) (2019) (2018)
The Royal Society of British Artists' "Rising Stars" Show (2018)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I'm thrilled to participate in the Art on a Postcard action, contributing to raise funds for The Hepatitis C Trust. My postcards, 'Transcendence' and 'Metamorphosis,' feature butterflies delicately perched on a cracked plaster wall, symbolizing themes of rebirth and transformation. Each image embodies the hope and resilience that individuals embrace on their journey. Through this artwork, I aim to convey a message of strength, renewal, and the inherent beauty that arises from life's challenges. May these butterflies inspire empowerment and positivity as we unite to support the foundation's important causes.
You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do.
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING.