2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Yelena Lezhen

Watchung NJ USA
I was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After receiving my degree from the Kiev Art and Design College, I worked as a graphic designer. In 1989, my family and I immigrated to the United States. For many years, my artwork has reflected my innermost personal experiences. Inspired by nature, literature, art history, and my dreams, I experiment with colors, textures and movement to bring my own personal world to life on canvas. Recently, I experienced a shift in creative direction and have been exploring new themes and techniques. My drawings in white pen on black canvas attempt to process my reaction to the violence and political tension gripping the country of my birth. This work expresses my social and personal concerns through the symbolism of fantastic. My paintings and drawings are populated by fanciful characters orbiting one another in dreamscapes. The recurring references include figures from literature, sensuous human forms, pomegranates, and birds. Perhaps my artistic iconography embodies my individual experience in universal terms. The line traverses the canvas and flows in a journey from the representational to the abstract. I trace a path from my eye to my emotions and reflect my response to the world onto canvas. In my quest for self-expression, I experiment with mediums and techniques, forms and themes. It is a journey that I have been on for my entire life. The journey continues.
© Yelena Lezhen | MH14 Requiem 4962
2014 Mixed Media | Mh14 Requiem
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas , 16" x 20", 2014
© Yelena Lezhen | Love 4963
2014 Graphics | Love
Acrylic and Ink, 12" x 18" , 2014
USD $1,000
© Yelena Lezhen | Harmony 4964
2014 Mixed Media | Harmony
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas , 18" x 24" , 2014
USD $1,200
© Yelena Lezhen | Serenity 4965
2014 Mixed Media | Serenity
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas , 18" x 24" , 2014
USD $1,200
© Yelena Lezhen | The Summer Dream 4966
2014 Painting | The Summer Dream
Oil on Canvas , 24" x 36", 2013
USD $3,000
© Yelena Lezhen | The Family 4967
2014 Painting | The Family
Oil on Canvas, 22” x 28”, 2012
USD $3,000
© Yelena Lezhen | The Blue Dream  5126
2014 Painting | The Blue Dream
Acrylic and Coffee on Canvas, 24" x 36", 2014
USD $9,000
© Yelena Lezhen | The Dream About Ukraine 5127
2014 Painting | The Dream About Ukraine
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 24" x 36", 2014
USD $9,000