Victoria Achache

28 November – 4 December 2018

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2017-18, Oil on canvas
102 x 122 cm

Victoria Achache was born in 1952. She studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London 1970-74. Victoria has exhibited paintings and prints extensively in the UK and Europe.

‘Victoria Achache makes paintings and drawings based on the figure, in an interior or landscape setting. The figures are drawn with oddly poignant exploratory lines, beguilingly tentative but defining, the settings are block in with colour in striking combinations. These colour patches either modulate subtly or contrast more strongly to provide an illusion of space: they combine a decorative element with a real sense of mise en scene. ‘Passing By’, 2006-7 marks a new psychological complexity mirrored in the greater interplay between abstract and figurative impulses. Memorable.’

Andrew Lambirth writing in The Spectator 2007