Our story begins in 2018, when commonsensegallery.art was founded by Lilia Ezhelenko and Veronika Kozhyna as a virtual gallery that showcased local and international contemporary art in a variety of media formats. Officially launching as a permanent gallery space in 2022, common sense gallery puts a spotlight on contemporary artists and young talent and is a destination for discerning collectors looking for early entry into dynamic programmes and exhibitions.
Working with both established names and early-career artists, our mission statement is centred on expanding opportunities for artists to gain wider international exposure and visibility. Diversity is at the heart of our practice, and we represent artists from multiple generations and cultural backgrounds. This mix facilitates what we see as the true function of art: dialogue across borders, both physical and mental.
Our current ensemble of talent includes 22 inspirational artists, drawn from across the globe with whom we work to shape our collective identity across borders. Our eyes look towards the future, as we aim to not merely ride the waves of current trends, but, alongside our artists, direct those waves to new aesthetic shores.
We play an advisory role to many private and institutional clients and assist in collection management, shaping private and public collections, sourcing primary and secondary market artworks and collectible designs, and opening doors to art market events and invitations into collector communities. We also offer bespoke services in selling art from private collections.
common sense gallery is located in a historical building in the heart of Vienna, a building famous for a façade decorated in Jugendstil, with mosaics by Oskar Laske. The space provides an airy backdrop for the art presentations, guaranteeing a special and relaxed atmosphere. We are more than just a gallery and are building a vibrant community for both artists and art lovers in our space.
Our regular gallery programme includes solo and group exhibitions, salons, and events in our exhibition space in Vienna. We are also regular attendees at international art fairs. Key themes we curate include humanity, inclusivity, diversity, interpersonal relations, society, and new age ideas.
Our online gallery can be viewed at Artsy. Digital shows and online viewing rooms are a convenient link between artists an audience that breaks down physical barriers to participation. Our online gallery’s focus is to present an ambitiously diverse programme, showing new works on paper, oil on canvas, mixed media, sculptures, and collectible design.
Our annual pop-up gallery programme travels around Europe following an itinerary of cultural festivals and resorts as we showcase contemporary art and high-quality exhibits. Visit our summer and winter homes and meet us along the way. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to follow this seasonal programme.
Our cycle of work looks towards new themes each year and the artists whose work best embodies them. In 2023, our focus is on emerging artists and art school graduates creating work that could be described as vibrant, naive, experimental, en-vogue, vivid, or luminous in colour. We are seeking artwork that ranges from dreamlike figurative pieces to the abstract, that speaks the language of contemporary art spaces and that celebrates colour and material.