Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 59.4cm (H) x 42cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 23.4" (H) x 16.5" (W) x 0.04" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Each portrait is a riot of colour and energy. Behind the deliberate conventionality, sometimes even decorative nature of the writing, the viewer can discern an original interpretation of familiar images, a delicate structure of intertwined symbols and an amazing, intuitively appealing sense of colour.
Lena creates her paintings not so much from external features as from her own feelings, from the perception of a particular person or character that inspired her.
Based in: Nalchik
I was born in the Caucasus, in the small town of Nalchik, this is the South of Russia.
I have been painting since 2008. I have a lot of experience in exhibitions. My favorite material is acrylic.
As an artist, I am interested in the space of play that arises between my art and the viewer. There are no winners or losers in this game, but there is excitement in it and going “beyond” — to where I create my worlds and invite you on a journey through them. This game is not so much entertaining as it immerses you in the moments of life.
My “tools” are genre intensity and inflamed color, which I “pick up” from the expressionists.
I was born and raised in Nalchik, the symbiosis of Russianness and the Caucasus influenced my artistic development. Therefore, through my work, I acquaint the viewer with the plots
from the life of different nations and try to synthesize different cultural contexts.
There is always some kind of “funny” in my works, they contain the mechanism of estrangement — a shift in perception, when the works are built as a kind of attraction. After all, if the “systems” in which we are all “soldered” work well, everything that happens in them is predictable and there is no place for a new place. New meaning can only arise from what is meaningless! Hence, the key role in my work is given to non-systemic: absurdity, breakdowns, accidents: the better different “systems” work, the more irreplaceable sources of new meanings become gaps, failures, intervals, inconsistencies.
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