"As a trained classical painter, I chose to expand my artistic view on abstract forms that blend lines and color. My abstract work reflects my interpretation of the abstract way of thinking. I strive to capture the mood of the surrounding world through these modalities and am drawn towards the simple, unpretentious, and quotidian in framing my vision of reality. This sensibility can be reflected in my abstract series "Love in Three Colors" and "Adam & Eve Rebirth," which depict emotional connections between people, passions, and expressions of love that provoke a sense of movement as a continuation of life."
"I refer to life as a process. I prefer printmaking media for its technical complexity and visual simplicity - a print on clean paper, where less implies more, where simple becomes capacious. To me, prints are like poems - they are hand-printed notes on current thoughts, potent fragments of feelings, and sketches of my surroundings. The layering of prints brings forth multi-layered thoughts and memories. I combine prints into one composition to convey the challenges and joys in the life of a contemporary artist. I believe that the silent power of formal elements, such as color, lines, and movement, is capable of transforming the viewer into the realm of physical harmony, emotional balance, and transcendental attunement."
The Philosophy Of Sciarsism Explored At MMOMA - Elena Seroff's Abstract Way of Thinking
November 9, 2021
by Eli Anapur / Widewalls
When abstraction became the leading art movement in the 20th century, its proponents, including Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Pablo Picasso, made a comparison between art and science and stated that art could be abstract as science. However, they never left a blueprint saying how to abstract. Several decades later, the Russian artist Sergey Dozhd, created Sciarsism, a new movement in contemporary art that addresses this problem and represents the science of artistic abstraction through which artists can understand and explain their work to other artists and viewers. To celebrate this achievement, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) staged this fall the exhibition Sciarsism and Sciarsists, including Artios Gallery's Elena Seroff.
The Maps Of The Mind -
An Interview with Geiza Barreto
April 2, 2021
by Balasz Takac / Widewalls
The early 20th-century modernist tendencies were, among other things, characterized by an interest in the spiritual; the belief that the artistic vision is charged with numerous sensations that come from another realm was expressed in the way the artists experimented with colors, compositions, and an overall effect of the painting.
The Power Of Abstraction:
November 1, 2020
by Ellen Opman
The artist’s vibrant works are organized in cycles by year and color. One glance at the compositions can tell you a lot about their author’s inner world and original vision. They are simultaneously chaotic and orderly, akin to the cacophony of the modern symphony. Each line represents a note, each color hue is a tone, together producing a beautiful melody. It is not surprising that Arismendi’s unique style is inspired by music and mathematics. Both subjects are known for their abstract concepts that, when channeled purposefully, result in the most harmonious display. The artist says, “I owe to music and dance the colors and movements I depict in my paintings. The choreography of shades, tones, and lines, the spontaneity of gestures and palettes, are all guided by a non-verbal state of mind. The beauty of mathematics also inspires my sense of accuracy and discipline. It serves as a counterpoint of the wildest instincts in the act of creation.”
The Magical World of Elena Zelenina
October 6, 2020
by Balasz Takac / Widewalls
The modernist legacy continues to inspire some artists working today, who remained devoted to the explorations of the painterly surface while projecting their own aesthetic or conceptual persuasions. The practice of the Russian-born artist Elena Zelenina nicely illustrates this claim, as it is reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s painting, on one hand, and the spiritual preoccupations of Wassily Kandinsky on the other.
Zelenina's contemplative dreamscapes are a manifestation of the way the artist perceives spirituality since to her, everything in life is about spirituality or enlightenment, about what she likes to describe as "enlightened living."