A new free solo exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artist Alina Maksimenko has been presented at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath, in collaboration with online contemporary art gallery Axle Arts.
The exhibition financially supports displaced Ukrainian artist Alina, who was forced to flee her hometown of Irpin, near kyiv, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The invasion forced Alina to abandon everything she owned, and after a seven-day journey, she now takes refuge in Vienna.
With powerful, figurative works ranging from ‘Dance for Pina’ and ‘Cherry Garden’ to ‘Apple Orchard (diptych)’, Alina’s often large and elegant paintings occupy dark spaces.
Lorraine Jarvie, General Manager of the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa comments: “It is a great pleasure to welcome the work of the impressive talent that is Alina Maksimenko – and to support such a worthy cause.
“We take our corporate social responsibility seriously – we seize the opportunity to collaborate with Axle Arts to help Alina as she takes refuge from war, while paying homage to her illustrious international career and her wonderfully curious prints and thoughtful.”
Local residents and visitors are welcome to view the works anytime until the exhibition closes on June 5.