2015 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Yelena Lezhen

Watchung NJ USA
http://www.lenazhenart.com
Destruction and redemption. Desperation and hope. Modern "progress" has produced a synonymous relationship between creation and destruction. To understand it, it is not enough to look towards science, which does not offer all the answers. To moderate it, the human instinct and emotions are as much a weapon as economics and reason. I am trying to subvert the lamentable gender stereotypes surrounding emotionality and irrationality by blending images of nature and humanity, to remind the world that the two are one and the same. "Sensing, feeling, intuiting", associated with weakness and wrongness, has been used to discredit women and their contributions for centuries. But what is logic without feeling? What is reason without humanity and compassion? Dangerous, destructive, deadly. Our human shapes, our curves, are the curves of stones, softened by millennia of turbulence; the curves of birds, our prehistoric cousins; the curves of horses, our proud servants for centuries. In my studio, located among forest treetops, I paint intuition and emotion of a humanity that so carelessly exhibits violence towards its earth and the creatures that inhabit it. I express my emotions and femininity, painting the curves of destruction and redemption that forcefully trumps the ambiguities, corruptions, and politics of scientific analysis. Recent exhibitions: 1. Hot Art Chelsea, The Highline Loft Gallery, Chelsea NY, 2014 2. International Art Festival Selection, The Highline Loft Gallery, Chelsea NY, 2014 3. International Art Festival Finalists Exhibition, MORA, Jersey City NJ, 2015 4. Art Supporting Ukraine Exhibition, The UC NYC, Manhattan NY, 2015 5. Solo Exhibition at the Getaway Art Center NYC, Manhattan NY, 2015 6. Solo Exhibition at the National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, Manhattan NY, 2015 7. Barcelona in Arte 2015, International Art Exhibition, Barcelona Spain, July 2015 8. Contemporary Art Fair 2015, Reggio Emilia, Italy, September 2015 9. Absolutely Abstract Open Juried Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, August – September 2015 10. Phillustration 7, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, November, 2015 11. Exhibition “Gaïa”, Paris, France, Nov 18th – Jan 21st
© Yelena Lezhen | A Hope 6552
2015 Painting | A Hope
Acrylic on Canvas, 24" X 24", 2015
USD $2,500
© Yelena Lezhen | The Blue Deer Head With Golden Horns 6553
2015 Painting | The Blue Deer Head With Golden Horns
Acrylic on Canvas, 48" X 36", 2015
USD $3,500
© Yelena Lezhen | Remembering Fontainebleau 6554
2015 Mixed Media | Remembering Fontainebleau
Acrylic and Ink on Black Paper, 23" X 30", 2015
USD $2,000
© Yelena Lezhen | A Garden of Love 6555
2015 Mixed Media | A Garden Of Love
Acrylic and Ink on Black Paper, 30" X 23", 2015
USD $1,800
© Yelena Lezhen | The Carousel 6556
2015 Mixed Media | The Carousel
Acrylic and Ink on Black Paper, 30" X 23", 2015
USD $1,800
© Yelena Lezhen | A Dream 6581
2015 Graphics | A Dream
Mixed Media, 20" X 26", 2015
USD $1,200
© Yelena Lezhen | Awakening 6582
2015 Graphics | Awakening
Mixed Media, 12" X 18", 2015
USD $1,200
© Yelena Lezhen | Carnival of Life 6583
2015 Graphics | Carnival Of Life
Mixed Media, 26" X 20, 2015
USD $1,500
© Yelena Lezhen | Egypt Nights 6584
2015 Graphics | Egypt Nights
Mixed Media, 18" X 12", 2015
USD $1,000
© Yelena Lezhen | Leda and the Swan 1 6585
2015 Graphics | Leda And The Swan 1
Mixed Media, 30" X 23", 2015
USD $1,500
© Yelena Lezhen | Leda and the Swan 2 6586
2015 Graphics | Leda And The Swan 2
Mixed Media, 30" x 23", 2015
USD $1,500
© Yelena Lezhen | Metamorphosis 1 6587
2015 Graphics | Metamorphosis 1
Mixed Media, 18" X 12", 2015
USD $1,200
© Yelena Lezhen | Metamorphosis 2 6588
2015 Graphics | Metamorphosis 2
Mixed Media, 12" X 18", 2015
USD $1,200