Acrylic paint on stretched canvas by Alena Aniskovich
About Alena Aniskovich
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. 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. 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.