Butterflies Series # 18
2020, Mixed Media on paper, 56 x 76 cm (WxH)
The ”Butterflies” series are representing the fragility of people’s life, gold plated or silver-plated background symbolizes the surface of water (pond). Water has a mirror surface and is changing its color according to the day light. Silver colour for grey days and golden colour for sunny days; as it is happening in people's life, happy and calm days can be followed by grey and sad days or vice versa. Little black waves are the impacts on our lives.
About the artist
Since childhood Alena Vavilina was obsessed by art, she grew up in artistic environment, which later will be shown in her artworks.
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