2018 IAF AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

Artist Official Entries

Yelena Lezhen

Watchung NJ USA
http://www.lenazhenart.com
Yelena Lezhen is an American artist. Her preferred media is oil, acrylic and ink on canvas and paper. She immigrated to the US from Kiev, Ukraine in 1989 and settled down in New York. Yelena participated in numerous art exhibitions in the US and Europe, and won a number of juried selection art competitions and awards. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections around the world, including United States, Germany, Israel, Russia, and Ukraine. This is what the artist herself says of her art: In my work, I try to capture what is arising in my mind: thoughts, memories, dreams, and fairy tales. These are stories that sometimes slowly or sometimes fast unfold on my canvases. To understand what I mean, a passing glance is usually not enough. One needs to stop for a while, observe closely, get out of the closed room of stereotypes and open the door leading to understanding what I try to convey. Many of my artworks are made in mixed media technique. I harmoniously blend ink drawings into acrylic colors. This sometimes almost random arrangement of abstract acrylic blots on paper helps me to bring up images from my imagination. I frequently resort to using of gold and silver tones. Gold and silver emphasize the artwork's precious nature and enrich it with a refined connotation. You can see my works at exhibitions and at my web site: www.lenazhenart.com.
© Yelena Lezhen | Hope 8562
2018 Mixed Media | Hope
Acrylic and Ink on Paper, 30x22, 2018
USD $1,400
© Yelena Lezhen | A Girl 8563
2018 Painting | A Girl
Acrylic on Paper, 30x22, 2018
USD $800
© Yelena Lezhen | Neverland 8564
2018 Mixed Media | Neverland
Acrylic and Ink on Paper, 30x22, 2018
USD $1,200
© Yelena Lezhen | Shakespeare in Love  8565
2018 Mixed Media | Shakespeare In Love
Acrylic and Ink on Paper, 18x12, 2018
USD $800
© Yelena Lezhen | Fantasy 8566
2018 Mixed Media | Fantasy
Acrylic and Ink on Paper, 30x22, 2018
USD $1,400