From August 5th to September 2nd, 2023, the captivating Wells Cathedral will be hosting the prestigious Wells Art Contemporary 2023 event. This renowned art exhibition brings together talented artists from all over the world, attracting art enthusiasts and collectors alike. In its 12th year, WAC 2023 presents an “Installation Show” featuring 29 unique artworks and 137 pieces in various mediums and styles.
Among the exceptional works chosen for this exhibition is “Midas Touch” (2022), the latest creation by Contemporary Artist and Environmentalist Natalia Kapchuk from her acclaimed series, The Lost Planet. Natalia Kapchuk’s The Lost Planet series focuses on the beauty and fragility of our planet, its natural unicity and many wonders juxtaposed to the dire ecological issues caused by human activity. Since its inception in 2019, The Lost Planet series has been exhibited globally, spreading much-needed awareness regarding the plight of our beloved home, Earth.
In her art piece Midas Touch, 2022, Natalia Kapchuk refers to the story of King Midas to explore the consequences of greed and how humanity can contribute to its own downfall. Using her distinctive mixed media techniques and incorporating a striking gold color palette, the artist highlights the irresponsible exploitation of Earth’s resources, including precious stones, metals, oil, coal, and natural gas.
Through her artwork, Natalia Kapchuk hopes to address to the viewers that such abusive actions only accelerate the downfall of our declining planet and all its inhabitants and we have to be responsible and conscious using the resources of Mother Nature.