Natalia Kapchuk is known for creating thought-provoking pieces of art. The Russian artist’s recent solo exhibition called The Lost Planet took place at Unit X and highlighted the ongoing disregard for the planet’s health whilst offering a message of hope and empowerment for the future.
I do love art, but as they say, everyone has an opinion on what they like. An artist that has caught my attention is Natalia Kapchuk, who had her solo exhibition in London that ended on the 27th of October. Sadly I could not make it to the free event in Covent Garden, so I hope she hosts another soon.
The Lost Planet opened on the 14th of October, and award-winning artist and environmentalist Natalia Kapchuk hosted the night. FprBuro Communications Agency supported the event where over thirty works were on display.
Natalia uses mixed media, including assemblages and painted collages sculpted and painted reliefs, installations and video, demonstrating her versatility as an artist.
The ground floor interior of the location was made into a dense tropical jungle forest, another statement from the artist. She wants to remind people that tropical forests are under threat due to climate change and human greed. The artist wished to demonstrate Earth’s ugly scene due to pollution, reflecting this in her pieces.
Two gallery floors were used to hang the art, with the floors being themed. Beauty and harmony of nature were celebrated with the four elements covered on the ground floor.
In the basement, the works reminded the viewers of the harm caused to nature by humans. The large round panels named The Winner Takes it All, Priceless Treasure, and The World is On Fire adorned the walls.
Environmental charities Plastic Oceans Europe and Earthwatch Europe supported Natalia’s exhibition, which, on the opening night, was filled to the capacity.
Fellow artists, art dealers, fashion and interior designers, members of various royal families, well-known actors, media editors, and influencers attended such is the popularity of Kapchuk.
Natalia Kapchuk is an ambassador for The Parliamentary Society of Arts, Fashion and Sports (UK) and the Better World Fund (BWF) and a philanthropist supporting charities and organizations dedicated to protecting the world.
She hopes that leading figures in our society will help their followers to become change-makers and pay more attention to the issues of climate change that threaten our planet.
Natalia said, “Through my art, I want to bring hope and spread an important message concerning the state of our planet and its future. I want to empower people to become the change-makers who can improve the current ecological situation and save biodiversity and marine life on this planet.”
I mentioned the exhibition ended on the 27th of October, but fortunately, all Natalia’s work can be seen on her Instagram page, which I have viewed at length. Her work certainly gets people talking, so I recommend having a look.
About Natalia Kapchuk
Natalia Kapchuk always took a particular interest in art when she started school. When she was six, she started her career making small ceramic sculptures which she sold at local art fairs. Inspired by her mother, an artist and sculptor, Kapchuk gradually learned the basics of sculpting ceramics.
Art school was next on the Agenda for Natalia. Here she was ably to study the history of art, drawing, painting, and composition. Following this, she studied foreign languages and international politics, receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Ural State University in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and majoring in International Relations. After graduating, she left Russia to travel the world, a journey that helped to inspire her future works. Today Natalia Kapchuk divides her time between Dubai and her primary residence in London.
In 2022, selected artworks from The Lost Planet series will be displayed at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art – CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
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