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Signet Contemporary Art London

Iryna Yermolova

Ukranian Iryna Yermolova was born in 1978. She is a contemporary painter of fluid, luminous and intuitive figurative artworks on canvas and moved to the UK in 2005. Her career began in an entirely different sphere: economics and graphic design. She credits oil painting with entirely transforming her life and outlook, allowing her to explore sensations that words and numbers can only hint at. She currently lives and works in Dorset.   Combining her Ukrainian upbringing with a creative drive inspired by the English countryside, Iryna Yermolova presents bold yet sensitive studies with a confident style and striking use of light and colour. In her most recent body of work, her powerful imagery is greatly influenced by her formative years and the iconography surrounding orthodox religion; dreamlike compositions of youthful figures merge with the inner-self and ideas surrounding identity, culture and myth as well as a more personal journey, that of an artist, mother and woman.   Her seductive portraits feature powerful brushwork and effortless integrity. Real, fleeting moments are imbued with emotion in each stroke of oil paint. The artist is more likely to reach for a palette knife than her brushes and enjoys experimenting with texture and mixed media. With a background in graphic design, the subject of her pieces becomes secondary importance as she prioritises creating a harmonious composition and colour scheme. These undulating studies appear to unravel as the viewer tries to grasp the image, engaging with themes of ephemerality and transience.   A regular exhibitor at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual show at the Mall Galleries in London, she has been an integral member of the Paragon stable for seven years.  
“Painting is a kind of meditation for me, time to be with myself and my thoughts. It helps me analyse certain things and not react as badly as I could. I’ve learned how to deal with certain negative things through the painting process.” – Iryna Yermolova
  • April 2023 Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham
  • March 2023 Battersea AAF. Hancock Gallery
  • Feb 2023 ‘Tranquillity’ exhibition. Gallery Holt
  • 2023 Jan London Art Fair. Shtager Gallery
  • Oct 2022 Naked truth exhibition. Hatch gallery, Christchurch, UK
  • Sept 2022 Fresh Art Fair, Ascot
  • March 2022 Battersea AAF
  • Oct 2021 Battersea AAF
  • May 2021 Paragon Gallery. Personal show
  • Dec 2019 End of the Yera show. Claremont Contemporary, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Nov 2019 Royal institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • Oct 2019 Battersea AAF. Paragon Gallery
  • Oct 2019 Manchester Art Fair. Cheshire Art Gallery
  • September 2019 Fresh Art Fair, Ascot
  • September 2019 Demelza charity auction. Claridge’s Hotel, London
  • July 2019 Summertide Exhibition. Osborne Studio Gallery, London
  • May 2019 Summer show, Claremont Contemporary, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • May 2019 Third Anniversary exhibition. Cheshire Art Gallery
  • February 2018 Russian Evolution, 5th Annual exhibition of art by Russian and UK’s artists.
  • www.paragongallery.co.uk
  • April 2018 Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham. www.freshartfair.net
  • November 2017 ROI 125th Anual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London www.mallgalleries.org.uk
  • October 2017 Battersea AAF, London (Paragon Gallery stand)
  • April 2017 Painted Colour, Bath Contemporary Gallery Exhibition www.bathcontemporary.com
  • February 2017 The Russian Evolution Exhibition. Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham, UK www.paragongallery.co.uk
  • November 2016 ROI Exhibition Mall Galleries, London www.mallgalleries.org.uk
  • October 2016 Personal Exhibition. Claremont Contemporary Gallery, UK www.claremontantiques.com
  • August 2016 Featured Artist at Bath Contemporary Gallery Exhibition www.bathcontemporary.com
  • June 2016 Joint Exhibition Annecy, France www.galerie-valparaiso-annecy.com
  • Feb 2016 Russian Evolution Exhibition www.paragongallery.co.uk
  • Dec 2015 ROI Exhibition Mall Galleries, London www.mallgalleries.org.uk Joint exhibition, Claremont Art Gallery, UK www.claremontantiques.com
  • March 2015 Batthersea AAF, London (Bath Contemporary Gallery stand)
  • Dec 2014 ROI Exhibition Mall Galleries, London www.mallgalleries.org.uk
  • Sept 2014 ‘Embrace’ Personal Exhibition. Bath Contemporary Gallery, UK www.bathcontemporary.com
  • June 2014 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead. Bath Contemporary Gallery Stand
  • May 2014 Untitled Artists Fair. Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London. www.untitledartistsfair.co.uk
  • March 2014 ‘Spring Fever’, exhibition of emerging artists from Saatchi Art. Hyatt Regency London – The
  • Churchill, London, UK
  • Feb 2014 The Russian Evolution Exhibition. Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham, UK www.paragongallery.co.uk
  • Dec 2013 ROI Exhibition Mall Galleries, London www.mallgalleries.org.uk
  • Sept 2013 Chianciano Biennale, Museo d’Arte di Chianciano Terme, Tuscany, Italy www.biennalechianciano.museodarte.org
  • March 2013 ‘Cherchez la Femme’ Personal exhibition. Bath Contemporary Art Gallery, Bath, UK www.bathcontemporary.com