SVETA SHUVAEVA: DRAW-S
WOP Works on Paper
The gallery WOP Works on Paper was a recent addition entirely in the spirit of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK’s desire for quality. Furthermore, it was located in the center of the Focus District, which made it easier to love. The exhibition DRAW-S showed selected works on paper and an abstract cartoon by the Russian artist and illustrator Sveta Shuvaeva, who made a collage of drawings from the past six years. These drawings are fragments of abandoned or unfinished works that have been recycled. Trained as an architect, Shuvaeva’s works examine the ornaments of modern visual culture. They provide useful optical directions for everyday life and reinterpret them. In her visual readymades, Shuvaeva removes meaning from her images, combining functionality and decoration.