Artist of the Month - Alena Aniskovich
Over the past few years I have been working on a series of paintings that I call “Chaos & Control: My Halves”. I often feel dualities of chaos and control both within myself and in the world around me.
This series is an exploration and confrontation of these feelings. With time I have come to appreciate the beauty of the coexistence of these opposing forces and with each brushstroke I find more harmony within myself.
I hope they will speak to your heart and maybe help you to discover something new about yourself.
What is Art for you?
The art for me is a way to express myself without words.
What are you currently working on?
Currently I am working on exploring new forms of art. I am creating 3d wood structures and pouring paint over them as a way for people to bring nature and art to their home.
What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
I am a self-taught artist, and my paintings are the lens through which I share my world and my story. I started painting while I was in college as an escape from social and economic difficulties. I painted to release my emotions, to find answers, and to ground myself. I think I still paint for a lot of the same reasons today.
Where do you find your inspiration?
What is your creative process?
My process is intuitive and spontaneous at times but done with deliberate intent. It takes me time to reflect on what I feel before I even touch a canvas. Once I do, I am driven to fully explore my feelings and discover something new about myself. I primarily use acrylic in my painting and they manifest mostly in abstract form.
I used to do more of impressionistic(finger painting) paintings of nature scene. With time I stepped away from it as I felt pulled into more abstract form.
What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
The most challenging part for me is getting into my flow and maintaining it for a long time.