Born in Moscow, lives and works in London
Olga Lomaka is a promising emerging artist of the new generation that is actively exhibiting worldwide and participating in global art-fairs and biennales. Her works are immediately recognised for a remarkable personal style, thrilling the audience with their unique and surreal frankness. The issues of the world order, the imperfections of modern society and the psychology of human’s consciousness are viewed by Lomaka through the prism of pop-art, bringing to life fascinating parallels and unveiling their true meaning. The artist’s key features are to play with recognizable images and products of consumerism, pool together contrasting beliefs, give a second meaning to hidden symbols and use unusual colour pallets. Viewers can often find images of famous people in her artworks such as Jude Law, Anna Dello Russo, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, etc. In October 2016, Lomaka presented an installation dedicated to the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II for her solo show “Artefacts” at Saatchi Gallery in London.
The artist’s professionalism and a keen eye for the unordinary in everyday life allow her to truly reveal spiritual and social issues. Working in pop art style, Lomaka always strives to perfect her skills, experimenting with new techniques, such as carving and aerography, and mixes traditional materials and modern media. Her interests are not limited to painting alone and include installations and sculptures. Regardless of media, she stays true to her unique recognisable pop-art style.
In 2002, Lomaka completed a painting course at Loyola University Chicago (USA). A decade later, she continued her education in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. In 2015, Lomaka graduated with BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts. She is the winner of numerous art competitions and internationally recognised awards. The artist recently won the Best Contemporary Artist of the Year award presented by Phillips Auction House in London. Amongst many of the artist’s projects are collaborations with Vogue magazine and some fashion brands. Lomaka’s works can be found in Erarta Museum (St. Petersburg), Pierre Cardin Foundation (Lacoste), Contemporary Art Center “M17” (Kiev), FineArt Foundation (Moscow), Loyola University Foundation (Chicago), 25 Kadr Gallery Foundation (Moscow) as well as in private collections.