International Art Fair

Dubai World Trade Centre, Zabeel Hall 3, GB06

May 2-5, 2024

Dubai, UAE

1. What is the history of the gallery?

Rumak Art Gallery was officially registered in Russia in 2021 as a non-profit cultural organisation by artist Svetlana Rumak, a professional painter with over 30 years of creative experience and activity in the international art space.

Svetlana Rumak is also the founder and leading expert of an international online art school created to improve the skills of professional artists. Initially, the gallery was created to support the strongest and brightest artists of the art school by providing them with additional opportunities for promotion.

However, as early as 2022, the gallery consciously expanded its mission and, since then, has endeavored to become an active platform for professional artists worldwide. Now, the gallery co-operates with artists from over 10 countries, such as Russia, Belarus, Turkey, the UK, Norway, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, etc.

2. What is the aim of the gallery?

The gallery aims to discover new bright painters and present them on professional art platforms in different countries. The gallery endeavors to display the diversity and multifaceted nature of contemporary art by presenting high-level professional artists of different styles and trends.

3. What is the worldview of the gallery?

The gallery passionately believes that contemporary artists can take a deep and unorthodox view of social trends and processes both in society and within the individual to feel and reveal to the viewer their ambiguity and multidimensionality. We believe that contemporary art is not a mirror that reflects reality but a kind of «transformational portal» where the artist reflects the reality around him through his unique vision and, in this way influences and enriches other people’s worldview.

4. What can we expect from the gallery’s stand at World Art Dubai?

At World Art Dubai, Rumak Art Gallery presents the work of three professional painters from different countries who work in various styles — the romantic realism of Margarita Ivanova (Russia), the symbolism of Svetlana Rumak (Turkey), and the expressionism of the artist with the nickname Iamshell (Dubai).

These different artists have come together specifically for the project «Light and Personal Freedom» which Rumak Art Gallery presents at World Art Dubai. Margarita Ivanova interprets the project’s theme through the sensual humanity of delicate yet strong and charismatic female images. Svetlana Rumak expresses the themes of Light and Freedom as a true symbolist — the shimmering light in her paintings, as if through a fog, translates the idea of the project through mysticism, versatility, and mystery of deep personal processes. Iamshell expresses the concept of Personal Freedom through impressive expression — her paintings are rich, full of emotion, and have dynamic color.

5. Name the participating artists, their nationalities, and social networks?

Svetlana Rumak, born in Ukraine, now lives in Turkey Istanbul @svetlana_rumak_art
Margarita Ivanova, nationality Armenia, now lives in Russia
Olga Vakhonina, nationality Russia, lives in Himalayas, India @vakhoninaolga
IAMSHELL, nationality Russia, lives in Dubai, UAE @iamshell_art

Owner of Rumak Art Gallery

Svetlana Rumak is a professional artist and illustrator who currently lives and works in Istanbul.

Svetlana Rumak was born in 1969 in Poltava (Ukraine).
At 5 years old she moved to Russia with her family.

Svetlana graduated from the Arts Department of the Pedagogical Institute in Russia (1992).
She has been involved in exhibition activities since 1993.

Svetlana Rumak is a member of the National Professional Union of Artists of Russia (International Association of Art) and member of The Moscow Union of Artists «International Art Fond».

She has participated in more than 300 exhibitions in Russia and other countries.
Svetlana has had 10 solo exhibitions in Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the United States.
Svetlana has participated in 15 international art workshops and symposiums in different countries (Qatar, Turkey, Morocco, Bulgaria, Latvia, India, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Romania).

Svetlana Rumak’s works are in private and public collections in Russia and in more than 30 other countries.

Svetlana has developed more than 15 painting and mixed media techniques and has been giving more then 100 workshops in Russia and other countries since 2013.

Svetlana has illustrated two books by Lewis Carroll for the Publishing House «Arbor» (Moscow):
«Alice in Wonderland» (2009),
«Alice Through the Looking Glass» (2011).
Both books received praise among collectors and appraisers of limited edition books from different countries and were repeatedly published in Russian.

Since 2018, Svetlana has been a producer and a leading expert of her own international online art school, which has taught more than 5000 students from more than 40 countries.
Svetlana Rumak
  • iamshell
  • Olga Vakhonina
  • Margarita Ivanova
SINCE 2021