Olena Zviagintseva’s creative work surprises spectators with its breadth of sophisticated feelings, accuracy of the author’s vision, unexpected compositional decisions, refinement of color. This is the aesthetics of sincerity and openness. The artist offers us to dive into the beauty of the present, to see the mystery and the miracle around ourselves.
This unusual look at ordinary things of everyday life, depicted by the artist, has become possible due to her special sense of time, which runs through all her works, and which a viewer perceives as the “aura” of the exhibition. It is not depicted directly but it is truly felt while watching her works. The author’s ability to visualize her feelings of a certain kind of time creates this particular “aura”.
She means just present, not past (which leads to generalizations or analysis) or future (which creates utopian concepts). That is embodied in the immortal moment of the true human existence in the world. This very moment, which cannot be felt or considered, is still illuminating, revealing the greatness of the universe. And the artist shares it generously with the audience.
The aesthetics of O. Zviagintseva’s works is significantly different from most of others, especially represented by the younger generation of artists who appreciate the concept, social engagement, projection and who, at the same time, reject openness and author’s feelings in their works. These are important differences between generations of artists, which are not based just on age, but on changes in the worldview.
The generosity, elegance and openness of the works by Olena Zviagintseva are really suitable for the first spring month exhibition at ART 14 Gallery : -).