The lavish works of Olga Suvorova (Russian, b. 1966) center upon the commedia dell’arte, its characters and themes depicted in a signature style influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, Gustav Klimt, and traditional Russian icons. Her ornate costumes—their silks and velvets, jewels and embroideries—are often the stars of any scene, which she rounds out with musical instruments, flowers, and birds. The result is a lush tapestry, delicate in feeling but full of undeniably boisterous color.
Suvorova, who comes from a family of artists, studied monumental composition at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. She is known for her portraiture, both at home in Russia and around the world. Suvorova’s work has been featured in shows in the United States, China, and countries throughout Europe, and she exhibits regularly in Paris and London.