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Maple Ridge artist showcases surreal artwork at Chinese Cultural Center Museum

Until August 23, visitors to the Chinese Cultural Center of Greater Vancouver can see vibrant displays of surreal artwork created by Maple Ridge artist Vladimir Kolosov.

This solo exhibition is Kolosov’s third exhibition at the cultural center, the most recent celebrating the recent release of his art album.

“Finding exhibition space that meets the standards demanded in Vancouver is difficult, so I’m glad to have this opportunity,” said Kolosov.

As part of this exhibition entitled “Vladimir Kolosov: Through the Looking-Glass”, Kolosov looks back on his 48 years spent in the world of fine arts.

“Each piece is specific to me,” Kolosov said. “I look through the prism of my perceptions and my ideas, and I always express my attitude towards the subject on which I work.”

This is his first public exposure since January 2020, and has taken a heavy mental toll, according to Kolosov.

“Creating a work of art requires great emotional and physical effort. When something goes wrong, it can lead to a nervous breakdown, with subsequent analysis and reworking of the whole job,” Kolosov said.

While this solo exhibition is underway, Kolosov is already preparing for his next exhibition, which will take place in September.

“There will be an ongoing theme that I started several years ago directly related to BC’s Indigenous culture and heritage, unique spirit and beauty,” Kolosov said.

This exhibition will continue to be available at the cultural center until August 23. More information can be found at https://www.cccvan.com/.


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