Prince Rostislav Romanov presents Hastings and Beyond pop-up in St James’s
Prince Rostislav Romanov will be exhibiting his latest series of landscape paintings, entitled Hastings and Beyond, at a private pop-up exhibition in St James’s, London.
Hastings and Beyond is the intimate collection that encaptures Prince Rostislav’s experience of growing up in East Sussex, more specifically Hastings and Rye.
There are a total of 18 dream-like paintings that vary dramatically in range of colour. Hastings and Beyond takes the viewer to the landscapes that bared witness to an adolescent becoming a man while dealing with the death of his father at the age of 13.
Always a natural and playful creative, Rostislav was encouraged to channel his grief into painting and it was here with the help his inspirational art teacher, John Hinchcliffe, and his wife Wendy Barber, that his love affair with the arts really began.
Speaking ahead of the pop-up exhibition in London, Rostislav said: “Hastings and Beyond is an extremely important body of work. I use my favoured medium – oil on canvas, to depict my much-loved subject – landscapes. I hope viewers of my collection can relate to the emotive depth that I have tried to communicate.”
The remarkable locations of Hastings and Rye that Rostislav has reinterpreted includes Pett Level Beach, Camber Sands, the Fire Hills and Rye Bay.