‘A Portrait of a Car’

An exhibition of paintings by Irina Kuksova
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Tuesday October 8th 2013 – Sunday 20th October 2013

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to host an exhibition by Irina Kuksova, a Russian-born, Italian trained and Dublin-based artist specialising in highly detailed automotive oil paintings.

Irina explains, “There are two things I am inspired by: travelling and art. In my artwork I celebrate the former through the latter: I paint highly detailed classic automotive oils on canvas.

Unlike contemporary cars we see every day, classic cars have a very distinct character and often a unique pedigree. Painting classic cars is a constant process of enquiry and evaluation: how is this built? Why this shape and not the other? What are this material’s properties?.... The answers are amazingly diverse despite this serving the same simple task: create a means of travel. All the little car details and the thought behind each of them are a true sensory feast for me. This appreciation of a car’s personality and the time I dedicate to study the story of it life results in my falling a little bit in love with each car I paint.

In the days of mass-culture there is more joy than ever in the genuine uniqueness of classic cars. I hope to share this joy through my artwork.”

Opening Reception: October 13th 2013 7-9pm