MNA 4, Elen Alien

MNA 4, 2022

Annan
64 x 89 cm

A sculpture of the melting painting that symbolize the concept of the impermanence of life. Understanding of the fact that this state of things is the reality of life leads to the sadness, while this feeling in combination with the cause have a special name in japanese culture - mono no aware (MNA).
The artist aims to restart and actualize the viewer’s perception of the sadness of the loss of the past to enhance the joy of the present and change the optics. The viewer is allowed to see the space through the prism of "mono no aware": the works are transparent, and fundamentally tuned to the tone of the environment and the audience's empathy.

Om konstnären

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.

Utbildning
2021-2022
Vocational Degree in Fine Arts ”Project Konst”, Folkuniversitetet Konstskolan, Stockholm, Sweden

2021-2022
“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

Utställningar
2022 – “Mono no aware” solo show, Brännkyrka church, Stockholm
2022 – Summer show, Gallery M35, Oslo
2022 – varutstallning 2022, Gallery K45, Stockholm
2022 – “Mono no aware” solo show, Gallery K45, Stockholm
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

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