Russian Kitch + Molecules of Imagination

Anya Myagkikh


Anya Myagkikh was born in Moscow, in Russia, in 1991. She graduated from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, at the University of the Arts, London, UK, in 2014. Her works have been displayed in CCB — Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbo; in Casa Batlló in Barcelona, in the Four Seasons of Lisbon, the Bulgari Hotel & Residences London and Katara Foundation in Qatar, together with several art galleries in London, New York, Tokyo, Miami and Moscow. The paintings, installations and sculptures of Anya are just like herself, built with remarkable taste and quality. As an artist, she constantly seeks the spirit and the soul of the images she sees and immediately fills with love and gratitude. “An important medium to my work is kitsch, which I use so that I bring out strong emotions in the viewer. I like kitsch aesthetics with its bright colours, its over-doneness, and its glittery childishness.”

EXHIBITION Russian Kitch

Anya Myagkikh

Curated by Francisco Lacerda

The kitsch style appeared in late 19th century, but in the 20th Century, with the creation of Pop Art, specially by Andy Wharol and Roy Lichtenstein, kitsch became an important vehicle as art style, as media, and as theme, among a big number of artists, generally associated with European or American culture. The selection of works Unconscious that we present from Anya´s art collection, are a representation of emotions and graphic elements, with scratching and rubbing silhouettes into the fabric. The use of this unconventional material used to make napper on, is almost unique in the world, because she almost self-portraits her emotions, traditions, memories and personality in one single round work.

EXHIBITION Molecules of Imagination 

Anya Myagkikh

Curated by Francisco Lacerda

Sky Valet and United State of International Artists, sponsors the exhibition project ART SKIES, in VIP Lounge at Sky Valet Lisbon facilities. Sky Valet reflects the unrivalled standards of quality, exclusivity and luxury of Premium Handling Services in the most iconic destinations in France, Spain and Portugal. Private and Business aviation is more than flying. It is a lifestyle, where time and attention are the most precious resources. Illustrated by unique art pieces, the art curator Francisco Lacerda, presents an exclusive exhibition inspired by the works of Joan Miró and Wassily Kandinsky. The Russian artist Anya Myagkikh explores the space between, flow, happiness, body and object. 

Molecules of Imagination by Anya Myagkikh
“Molecules of imagination” - is an abstract painting project, where I am trying to imagine how molecules of imagination could look, if they existed. I am fascinated by biology and molecular structures of cells, but my molecules of imagination are very different to the ones you find in our body – they are abstract, they are imaginary.I am drawing them very freely, without a lot of thinking - imagination can never be forced. Using bright colours throughout in order to help me achieve more of the unreal effect - in your imagination everything is brighter. Visual inspirations for the project are Miro and Kandinsky with their shapes and colours. Molecules of imagination are happy but calm, they are free flowing and colourful. I want people to look at them and engage their imagination. I want to spread creativity.

Molecules by Susana Ataide

The uniqueness of movement. We are giants and we are tiny. We are beautiful and ugly. We are the most and we are the least. We are who speaks, and we are who hears. We are the color white and we are the color black. We are the light and we are the darkness. We are the day and we are the night. We are the sun and we are the rain. We are the movement. We unleash the guillotines and we lose ourselves to find ourselves in an ethereal space to lose ourselves again. We gravitate, we float between grimaces of astonishment and smiles of complicity. Time ceases to be time and the movement dictates the compass of our journey. We walked, rolled, jumped, and momentarily became static. In acceleration or slow motion, we are free, we are everything and we are nothing, we are the movement of the imagination.

There is an unrealistic moving through Anya Myagkikh paintings. In fact we can imagine the move, the joy, the sadness, the fear all kind of human sensations if we let our look flying. Painting is a travel to our feelings. 

Molecules by Maria José Lourenço 
Atoms and molecules surround us. These molecules are functional, have architecture, are made up of atoms distributed in space and occupy their own places. These atoms are linked to each other by special affinities and empathies. These interactions explain the formation of molecules. And molecules are not alone, they are not abandoned. They interact energetically with each other. And this attitude of attraction or rejection, of liking to be closer or further away from each other explains their reactivity and physical state: solid, liquid, or gas. Our concept of molecule reproduces images. The vital water to life is H2O. But it could be ice, liquid water or steam! Please imagine.
Human relations are measured by its affinity. So is the reactivity between molecules.And when some molecules break down to build others we say that a chemical reaction has happened. Chemistry is the science of transformations and emotions!
And the neighbours? Sometimes there is no mixing. It's like olive oil and water. And the explanation are the molecules.
The chemist takes the molecules to the laboratory, makes experiments, creates new molecules. Imagination also.
Love is like that! Fluids in endless motions. Hormones, very clever little molecules which control our body and mind. All this moves, collides and produces conflicts. A whirlwind of molecules, in a dance full of colour, harmony and happiness.
It is not easy to understand this simple process which can be complex. To solve the mysteries that go around there is a Table of named Periodic. A fantastic collection of special elements very well organized.
Exclusive is the intimacy of molecules in their essence: perfumes, paints, wine, fibers, gasolines, metals, glues, drugs, anesthetics ... they have private, unique molecules. We feel them!


Major Exhibitions

Transitory Art, 15th January 2018, Katara Foundation, Doha, Qatar

Premio Internazionale Arte Milano, 25th July, 2017, Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 2 – 20121 Milano, Italy

Pescheria del Garda, 31st March – 3rd April, 2017, Pescheria del Garda, 37019 VR, Italy

Spectrum Miami Art Fair, 3th December – 4th January 2016 - 2017, 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th St, Miami, FL 3313, USA 

Barcelona International Art Fair, 16-17 December, 2016, Museo Maritim de Barcelona, Av. de les Drassanes, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain 

TIAF 2016, 13-14 May 2016, Omotesando Hills Main Building B3F space O, Japan, 150-0001 Tokyo, 渋谷区Jingumae, 4 Chome−1210

Anna Myagkikh, The Unconcsious Series (Solo exhibition), 9th – 27th March 2016, Artifact Gallery, 84 Orchard Street btw Broome & Grand New York, NY 10002, USA

The conscious and unconscious: art, as it happens. (Solo exhibition), 9th - 19th February 2016, Gallery Kino, Malaya Molchanovka street, 8с2, Moscow, Russia, 121069

The Four Seasons, curated by USIA / MODERN, 30th January 2015, Ritz Four Seasons Lisbon Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, 1099-039 Lisboa, Portugal

Always in the vanguard, January 9th – February 1st, 2014, Albermarle Gallery, 49 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4JR, London, UK

Spectrum Miami Art Fair, 3rd – 7th December 2014, 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th St, Miami, FL 3313, USA

Femme Fatale, 26th September – 1 October 2014, Trispace Gallery, Unit J, The Biscuit factory, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG, London, UK

Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, 4th -5th October 2014, Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ, London, UK

RAW Scope Showcase, 11th September, 2014, 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6QL, London, UK

Abbot Mead Vickers Student Show, 4th August – 5th September 2014, 151 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5QE, London, UK

USIA private exhibition, April 4th 2014, Bvlgari hotel London, 171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW, United Kingdom

Always in the vanguard, November 2013, Murray Edwards College, New Hall University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0DF, London, UK

Art in mind, February 27th – 10th March 2013, The Annexe, 93-95 Sclater street, E16HR, London, UK

Contemporary Art Belem 2013, September 2013, Praça do Império, 1449-003, Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Cygnett’s Design Your Own iPad Case competition show, 10th December 2012, Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ, London, UK

Barcelona Showcase 2012, July 2012, Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Showcase 2011, December 2011, Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain


Participating venues

Sky Valet Portugal

United State Of International Artists




Francisco Lacerda


Produção, Suporte Técnico, Design Gráfico

Production, Technical Support, Graphic Design

United State Of International Artists


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