Irina Sheynfeld grew up in Odesa, Ukraine, where she studied puppet making, painting, and sculpture at Odesa Theater College. Just before the Soviet Union collapsed, she moved to NYC with her family and continued her studies at Parsons School of Design. Sheynfeld holds MA in Modern and Contemporary art and Market from Christie’s Education, she also earned BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.
"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."
Elena Seroff is a New York-based artist who works in abstract painting, drawing, and printmaking. Elena’s defining principle is establishing an open dialogue between forms and color in all her artworks. She began her artistic journey with realism, fueled by a deep appreciation for academic art. However, the artist’s love for art led her away from conventional forms, embracing abstract thinking. Delving into Cubism and Abstraction, she realized these artistic realms align more closely with her philosophy. The artist employs oils, watercolors, ink, and pencils in her artistic process. She is an artist whose work spans both impressionist and abstract styles.
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