16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Veta Gorner

Veta Gorner

Veta Gorner was born in 1974 in St. Petersburg but now lives and works in London. Veta studied from 1993-98 at the St. Petersburg State Artistic and Industrial Academy gaining a MA in Interior Design and Architecture. From 1996-2002 she worked as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator. Her career changed direction in 2002-03 when she studied printmaking at Morley College, London under Frank Connelly and then became involved with Brenda Hartill's Printspace Studio and Gallery in London and the Greenwich Printmakers Association. Veta has just been elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in recognition of her professionalism, technical skills and creativity.
Veta's first love is drawing and she is constantly experimenting with new materials and techniques in order to find new ways of drawing. She loves the raw energy of needle-marks made when she scores into zinc for her etchings or onto aluminium boards for her paintings. Her lines are sharp, energetic and fluid. Recently she has been experimenting with jesmonite resin casts from metal etching plates to capture the special three dimensional qualities of the plate. These are beautifully tactile and provide an interesting contrast to similar images that have been traditionally hand-printed onto paper.
Central to Veta’s printmaking practice is the idea of impression, of a mark transferred from a matrix plate where the qualities of an original line or textures are multiplied by the qualities of receiving material - sometimes creating a twofold reality, sometimes emphasizing the transition from a negative to a positive space.