Regina Gallery is pleased to present a two-person show featuring father and son artists Viktor Pivovarov (b. 1937) and Pavel Pepperstein (b. 1966). Conceived as two separate bodies of work, the exhibition will include new large-scale paintings, drawings and watercolours by both practitioners, taking as their shared starting point scenes from the life of the Shakespearean character Ophelia.
For their first exhibition together in London, Pivovarov and Pepperstein have chosen a subject that fascinated the most English and bookish of early avant-gardes - the Pre-Raphaelites. Ophelia is perhaps best known through Millais' representation of her in the collection of Tate Britain. She is the lover of Hamlet, who drowns herself in Shakespeare's play when the Prince's family make efforts to misguidedly keep them apart.