2015 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Freedom and Imagination are the two words that immediately come to mind when looking at the talented sculptures created by Ella Kogan. Ella's high professionalism as a sculptor, coupled with her intuition, her innate sense of form and her personal vision makes the artist's work truly unique and admirable. A nude is not about portraying flesh, muscle, bone or skin. It only serves to bare the human story enclosed within. "My sculptures display a moment frozen for infinity", says the artist. "Yet, they are ever ready to move, breathe and speak". We live in a world where the human potential for good and evil has increased enormously, in a world of very few illusions and definite answers. The eternal harmony manifested in the art of the Renaissance seems gone forever. Ella Kogan expresses through her work the eternal uncertainly and inherent turmoil of the human predicament. Out of the disintegrated parts of a once finished sculpture a work infused with new insight is born. "I do not claim to know all the answers", says the artist. "In fact, I feel that I have succeeded in bringing a sculpture to life when someone can imagine the same subject differently from how I represented it."