MNA 2, 2021
64 x 89 cm
MNA 2 is a part of the MONO NO AWARE series. It is a translucent sculpture made from epoxy resin and sakura petals, symbolizing "mono no aware" itself in Japanese culture.
A direct encounter with the material pattern of nature immerses the viewer in meditative reflections on the value of a fleeting moment and gives time and silence to search for stable support within oneself, especially relevant now, in a rapidly changing reality, an unimaginable mixture of concepts, events, aesthetics, and politics.
The artwork is a sculpture of painting, which can be placed on the furniture or on the window, it is created to interact with the background showing the surrounding reality through the "mono no aware" filter.
Elen Alien (b. 1990, Ukraine) is a staunch cosmopolitan. In her works, she combines elements of different times and cultural communities, thus pointing to the absence of the need for separation, and labeling, to the fact that together all people and nature form a common organism. The art of Elen Alien expresses the unity of the sacred, natural and aesthetic, in their striving for a common goal. Her research unfolds at the points of contact between nature and humans, again addressing questions that people have tried in vain for centuries to find answers to with the help of science and technology. In her artistic practice, the artist tries to "preserve forever" the elusive beauty of the moment. Combining the tenderness of flowers and the hardness of epoxy resin, she reveals the ambivalence of glorifying the beauty of imperfection and contrasts art with digital immortality.
Vocational Degree in Fine Arts ”Project Konst”, Folkuniversitetet Konstskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
“Art, architecture and visual culture in Sweden” course, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 - 2013
Specialist Degree in Architecture, Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Art, Novosibirsk, Russia
1997 - 2007
Art school No2, Novokuznetsk, Russia
Medlem i konstnärsförening
Fria konstnärers sällskap
2023 – Borderless, Verse Gallery, Oslo
2022 – Autumn show, Gallery M35, Oslo
2022 – “Mono no aware” solo show, Brännkyrka church, Stockholm (solo)
2022 – Summer show, Gallery M35, Oslo
2022 – Varutstallning 2022, Gallery K45, Stockholm
2022 – “Mono no aware” solo show, Gallery K45, Stockholm (solo)
2022 – Spring salon, Nata Watts Gallery, Copenhagen
2021 – “Nymph”, Monday studio, Copenhagen
2021 – ”Kvinnliga Linjer”, Park, Stockholm
2021 – ”Nordic Art”, Copenhagen
2021 – “The Earth. Version 2021. What was next?”, Darwin Museum, Moscow
2021 – “Art dialogue”, [format] gallery, Moscow
2018 – Next Station Sokol, Moscow
2012 – “OK. WATCH!”, Nina Romanova, Novosibirsk