2019, Mixed Media on paper, 50 x 65 cm (WxH)
"Splash" and "Only One" are representative for the minimalistic artistic approach of Alena Vavilina. In these artworks she is using gold and silver leaf as these are her favorite materials. And with the help of the shiny surface of gold leaf and black paper she creates an image of the fish ponds which brings us back to the observation of nature and as a mean to find balance in life.
About the artist
Russian by birth, Alena Vavilina (creating her artworks under AV Art name) grew up in Moscow, European and Asian educated artist. School of Academic Art by V. A. Serova in Moscow gave her formal academic art background. But it was only the beginning, as soon as she graduated she decided to break the rules which she knows and starts her own style, which is one of the hardest tasks in world of art.
She has always been fascinated by the elements of nature and how this nature is represented in art by other cultures. To further explore this concept, she needed to rid herself of the perceptions of art, created by academic art lessons and other artists, and instead started to explore her own personal style. This style would represent her life experiences and would showcase a world without boundaries.
Most of her artworks are in the mixed media style. Mainly, AV is working with water color, ink, silver or gold leaf on paper. Such an interesting combination of media gives her an opportunity to create layering texture and unique style in her artwork.
Soon her artworks have been noticed by art curators and in 2018 Alena Vavilina has been chosen to represent Russian Federation embassy at Art Expo Malaysia 2018. Alena Vavilina has been invited and participated at the following Contemporary Art Events such as Asia Contemporary Art Event in Hong Kong (2018), Art Expo Malaysia (2018), World Art Dubai (2018, 2019, 2020), Art Basel Miami(2016), Carrousel du Louvre in Paris (2018) and so on. She had numerous group and solo exhibitions in galleries around the world such as Art Galleries in Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), Abu Dhabi (UAE),Dubai (UAE),Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Skopje (Macedonia).
She lives and works in Dubai