Martin Lawrence Galleries, at South Coast Plaza, Offers the Splendor and Wonder of Kondakova's Paris

Come and Meet the Artist at an Exhibition Featuring Original Works on Canvas and Limited Edition Prints

Greenwich, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

Costa Mesa, California, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), located at the South Coast Plaza center in Costa Mesa, invites you to celebrate “For the Love of Paris” a breathtaking exhibition of original paintings and new limited edition prints by renowned artist Liudmila Kondakova. The opening reception and opportunity to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, December 9, 6-8PM

“We all know the feeling of experiencing a dream so real and vivid that when we wake, we really feel we have lived it. I feel this way about my art”-Liudmila Kondakova

Liudmila Kondakova grew up in Russia, studied at the Graber Center in Moscow and attended Russia’s School of Sacred Arts and the Moscow Art Institute. In the early 1980s she traveled to Paris and became enthralled with the City of Light. Since that time, her artistic gifts, sensibilities and idealized vision of Paris has served as the foundation and inspiration for much of her magnificent work.

“To me, as a painter, what to paint is not as important as how to paint. I am interested in color composition, color harmony. I am excited about details and particular challenges that every painting presents. My technique is very complex. I mastered it to perfection and enjoy implementing it”-Liudmila Kondakova

The palette and iconography throughout her paintings are influenced by both Russian and Byzantine sensibilities. Kondakova often finds herself chasing after a particular time of day as she searches for the perfect hour to reveal all the magic that color can invoke.

Kondakova now resides in the San Francisco suburb of Redwood City and travels back to Europe regularly for new inspiration.  This is quite evident in “La Maison Rose”, an archival print which immortalizes the historic café in Montmartre frequented by Picasso and many other 20th century Parisian artists. “Misty Morning” allows the viewer to imagine and capture the landscape and viewpoint of the rooftops of Paris, a levitated, unreal world with its architecture gathering of geometric shapes and forms.  Kondakova’s colors blend in a subtle, poetic balance. These masterpieces are included in the exhibition and available for acquisition.

MLG’s collection of original art offers seasoned and new collectors alike the opportunity to acquire the works of the finest 20th and 21st century artists including, Warhol, Murakami, Picasso, Haring and many more.

Come and meet the artist at the opening reception, to be held on Saturday, December 9, 6-8PM - RSVP (949) 759-0134

About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit 

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For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request



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Liudmila Kondakova, La Maison Rose, archival print, 30 x 36 inches Liudmila Kondakova, Misty Morning, archival print, 28 x 22 inches

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