Exposition Art Blog: March 2020


Ukrainian contemporary artist living in Belgrade

Ingemar Härdelin

Abstract expressionism painting


William Turnbull

Turnbull was born in Dundee(1922 - 2012). He left school at 15 and worked as an illustrator on detective and romance stories for the local publishing house, DC Thompson, while studying art at evening classes. After serving as an RAF pilot in the Second World War, Turnbull studied at the Slade School of Art in London and lived in Paris from 1948 to 1950. His early sculptures were influenced by Surrealism and primitive art. Frequently made of bronze, they had worn, crusty surfaces. His bronzes of the mid- to late 1950s were tall and totemic in structure. Turnbull began to work with steel in the early 1960s as its strength allowed him to create more open forms and it could also be painted.

Milena Olesinska - Surrealism

New Paintings - oil on canvas 100cm x 70cm

Milena Olesinska - Portraits

Portrait - drawing on paper


Hugo Robus - American Modern Sculpture

Hugo Robus (1885 - 1964) was an American sculptor. He co-founded an art colony in New City, New York. His sculptures are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
"After four years at the Cleveland School of Art Robus went to New York City in the fall of 1907 to study painting at the National Academy of Design. In 1912 he left for France where he worked with noted sculptor Emile Antoine Bourdelle at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. On his return to New York, however, Robus again painted, experimenting with the bright prismatic colors and fragmented space characteristic of Italian Futurism. In 1920 Robus gave up painting for sculpture, although his first solo show of three-dimensional work did not occur until 1949, when Robus was sixty-four. In his sculpture Robus explored simple themes—a woman washing her hair, a girl reading, a mother with her child. Except for a brief period during the 1940s, when he was concerned with tactile surface effects, Robus created stylized figures with highly polished surfaces and sinuous contour lines that adroitly balance positive and negative space."(americanart.si.edu)


Laila Pullinen - Modernist Sculpture

Laila Annikki Pullinen-Ramsay ( 1933 Terijoki – 2015 ) was a Finnish artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies modernism, in particular classical modernism in sculpture. She was one of the few Finnish women artists to achieve international recognition.
Pullinen studied art first in Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 1953–1956, the Accademia Pietro Vannucci in Perugia 1958 and Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma 1961–1962. She started to exhibit her works in international exhibitions from the late 1950s. In Finland several dozens examples of her sculpture can be found decorating public places such as Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Nissbacka Park of Sculpture. Her works have also been acquired by several international art museums and collections. In 1968 she was awarded Order of the Lion of Finland. She was also the first female president of the Union of Finnish Sculptors.In her art Pullinen often employed traditional materials, such as stone and bronze, but occasionally she could try very innovative sculpting methods. For example, she used explosives to sculpt a relief for The 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a personality she was known as a strong-willed and communal character, as she was a well-known figure in artist circles and worked to improve the position of sculptors.Wikipedia