We are faced with nature that is constantly changing. Sometimes the changes are part of a natural cycle, like a sunset, or the arrival of a new season. Other times they are sudden events, like an earthquake or the breaking apart of glacier.
These natural events are reflected in the series of abstract landscapes entitled PHENOMENA, where is an encounter between two painting styles: the randomness of a painting technique that is reminiscent of Gerhard Richter’s work and the geometry of small squares that results from the application of paint with brushes, with the size of each square adapted to the thickness of different brushes. In creating these works, I pay special attention to the forms that are superimposed on each other, as they represent computer language and the place that technology occupies in our society. Each pixel, or square, floats and levitates in my landscapes, assembling the narrative, like pieces of a puzzle assembling the sense of change and transformation that exists in Nature.
My series of works entitled INFINITY also reflects on the world in which we live and focuses on the idea of infinity in terms of time and space. This type of landscapes (also abstract) is inspired by scientific images of both the micro and macro cosmos.
My name is Elena Guryeva. I was born and raised in Russia, where I graduated and worked as an architect. In 2013 I moved to Belgium, where I started dividing my time between working and painting. After my second relocation to Chile in 2017, I shifted my career focus towards the art. I joined a group of artists, participated in art exhibitions and art contests. My works were collected locally and internationally. Since 2021 I live and work as a freelance artist in Novato, California, USA.