From Wildlife Extra:
International Fund for Animal Welfare supports endangered wildlife art exhibition
The gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of Russian contemporary artists, and this exhibition is one of pop art and graffiti-inspired paintings of endangered animals.
Krasnaya says: “Almost everything inspires me. I divide my inspiration into types. The first one is natural, when you see all the shapes of our planet, from animals to hurricanes.”
The exhibition is supported by animal welfare charity, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which has projects in more than 40 countries and rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals and campaigns for the protection of wildlife and habitats.
As well as a variety of ongoing projects in the UK, IFAW is currently also engaged with a number of important campaigns in Russia.
For example, it has been working with local partners to release six Amur tigers into the wild in forests in the far east of the country.
IFAW also runs the Orphan Bear Rescue Centre and carries out scientific observational research on critically endangered western gray whales and threatened beluga whales.
UK Director of IFAW, Philip Mansbridge, says: “We’re very pleased to be supporting the Exposed exhibition at Erarta Galleries, to raise awareness of endangered animals in Russia and worldwide.
“The pictures are a contemporary interpretation of some of the world’s most recognisable but vulnerable animals.
“I hope visitors will enjoy the striking images, and feel strongly about protecting the real animals in the wild, and their threatened habitats.”
The organisers of Exposed say the exhibition aims to bring particular focus to the ever-narrowing gap between rural and urban landscapes and habitats, and is a contemporary reaction to conservation in a constantly developing world.
The exhibition will run at the Erarta Galleries, Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London until 23 May 2015.