A new art exhibition by internationally renowned artist Ilya Volykhine is showing from 10 - 28 February at OBV Gallery on Takatu Road in Matakana, NZ. Ilya describes his work as poignant as well as darkly comic. “My narratives are loose, playful and chaotic. The characters are battling their way through the anxieties and joys of life,” he says. Ilya has been a professional artist since 1995 and lived and exhibited in New York City, Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Maui and Tallinn. He is currently represented at Artbay Gallery in Queenstown, Gallery De Novo in Dunedin, Singulart in France, Saatchi Art in USA and Art Sleuth in Hong Kong.