Elena Myasnikova

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Elena Myasnikova is a Canadian Artist with roots from Russia and Ukraine. She is a graduate from the Benkov Art Academy (Uzbekistan), with a major in Applied Art. After her graduation, Elena Myasnikova spent few years working for a number of theatres as a Stage and Costume Artist/Designer. Through her professional career, Elena is constantly developing pieces of fine art, in which through the years, she would create her unique artistic styles and techniques.
Elena is known for a diversity of art forms and the impressive number of media variety she applies to her works. The Artist is currently residing in Calgary, Alberta, in the land of The Majestic Rockies.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“In Art, I create complexity of feelings through a simple subject matter. It is poetry in colours and textures. I create spaces where one can wander slowly among silhouettes and shapes, forgetting about the world’s fast beat for a while. Nature is my forever muse and inspiration, as an Artist, I can’t express myself better than in Her language.”

$4,200.00

Paper cut (matted and framed).

25x37"

Media - Heavy stock specialty paper cut (high-end artisan wallpaper). Paper is carved with scalpel. Work is mounted and framed.

"You would say, it is a dedication, patience, focus. But really, it is an inspiration power. Our eye meets thousands of different shapes and forms every day, but there would be one that catches your attention, your time and your mind until you create your story about it. This time it was a gorgonia corral I found in my latest trip to Mexico."

Elena Myasnikova

$4,200.00

Paper cut (matted and framed).

25x37"

Media - Heavy stock specialty paper cut (high-end artisan wallpaper). Paper is carved with scalpel. Work is mounted and framed.

"You would say, it is a dedication, patience, focus. But really, it is an inspiration power. Our eye meets thousands of different shapes and forms every day, but there would be one that catches your attention, your time and your mind until you create your story about it. This time it was a gorgonia corral I found in my latest trip to Mexico."

Elena Myasnikova

$7,000.00

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

36x48"

A while ago, I was listening to an interview with scientists on a climate/nature topic, and there was a remark said that visually stuck in my head - Hypothetically, if there were someone millions of years after humans, and they get to cut the Earth crust deep to study layers of the Earth periods, then among layers of soil and rocks, there will be this bright vivid layer of un-decomposed plastic - marking human's civilization. I often wonder what we will leave on this planet after we are gone. Well, apparently, there is some bright side to it.

(This piece is a part of "When Earth Calls" series)
In this series, I voice my feelings and thoughts on nature awareness, on the human/nature complicated relationship of connection and rejection. Incorporating earthy elements in this series, (such as wood and stones, along with man-made materials), my intention is to create a family of abstract pieces, rich in texture and deep earthy colours.

Elena Myasnikova

$12,000.00

Acrylic on canvas (set of 2)

120x40"

"Rolling Hills"
About this work
"There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth"
Nietzsche
This famous Nietzsche's quote was always one of my favourites, it spoke very deeply to me. People were debating for a while on the exact meaning of this quote, and it is probably because it is multifaceted. While working on my Rolling Hills, I saw a great fit of this beautiful words to my piece.
Rolling hills, soft and warm, under early summer sunset light, plush as sherpa, they are like cuddly waves that invite you to wander among them, enjoying the rich palette of changing colours. All that beauty that Nature presents on its surface... all that depth underneath responsible for such creations.

Elena Myasnikova

$7,000.00

Acrylic and wood on canvas

36x48"

"On Fire"

("When Earth Calls" series)
In this series, I voice my feelings and thoughts on nature awareness, on the human/nature complicated relationship of connection and rejection. Incorporating earthy elements in this series, (such as wood and stones, along with man-made materials), my intention is to create a family of abstract pieces, rich in texture and deep earthy colours.

About this work
We live in a world so defined by climate change and human destruction - by forests burning and glaciers melting, by extinguished species and rising seas - that it's sometimes hard to fathom what an even more dismal future might look like.
It seems like we, humans, do not want to be a part of nature, did we decide to take a separate path? We are on fire. Will we be able to survive past the ashes?

Elena Myasnikova

$2,800.00

Paper cut (matted and framed).

21x21x2.75"

"I was always fascinated by trees, by their looks and sizes, by their shapes, texture and colours. Later I was more and more grateful to this giants for their importance in our habitats and lives. I owe to this silent beauties for inspiring me in my art for as long as I can remember.
This piece is a part of "It's All About Trees" series.
This piece is enclosed in a light box (battery operated). When lights in room are dimmed or turned off, the background of the work will become illuminated by a soft glow which brings the piece to a different life. See the last image for reference, which also includes "High Above" and "The Circle of Life."

Elena Myasnikova

$2,800.00

Paper cut (matted and framed).

21x21x2.75"

"I was always fascinated by trees, by their looks and sizes, by their shapes, texture and colours. Later I was more and more grateful to this giants for their importance in our habitats and lives. I owe to this silent beauties for inspiring me in my art for as long as I can remember.
This piece is a part of "It's All About Trees" series.
This piece is enclosed in a light box (battery operated). When lights in room are dimmed or turned off, the background of the work will become illuminated by a soft glow which brings the piece to a different life. See the last image for reference, which also includes "High Above" and "Graceful Giant."

Elena Myasnikova

$2,800.00

Paper cut (matted and framed).

21x21x2.75"

"I was always fascinated by trees, by their looks and sizes, by their shapes, texture and colours. Later I was more and more grateful to this giants for their importance in our habitats and lives. I owe to this silent beauties for inspiring me in my art for as long as I can remember.
This piece is a part of "It's All About Trees" series.
This piece is enclosed in a light box (battery operated). When lights in room are dimmed or turned off, the background of the work will become illuminated by a soft glow which brings the piece to a different life. See the last image for reference, which also includes "The Circle of Life" and "Graceful Giant"

Elena Myasnikova

$5,800.00

Acrylic and resin on canvas.

48x30"

"Thoughts.... So very many of them, they are running through, inside and out like hi-speed trains. Sometimes they cripple and puzzle mind and start their complicated dances. Trying finding their loose ends or beginnings almost impossible. They are bright and dull, colorful and translucent, they are provocative and calming, each of them radiates its own light and energy. They could create a beautiful shawl if you could use them as yarn. But before, they need to be untangled and unraveled "

Elena Myasnikova

$3,800.00

Acrylic and resin on canvas.

24x35.50"

"When I was little, I loved to play with other kids in the garden creating little hidden treasures and hiding them in the dirt. We would use little pieces of broken glass, layering them with some colorful shiny objects (as chocolate wrap) at the inner side of the glass and bury those in soil all over the garden. Then we would look for the hidden pieces and carefully wash away top soil layer, exposing shiny glass with hidden object inside.
I always had a thrill while playing that game and I would always remember those memories many years later. It felt magical - to create a little glass window in dirt with something shiny and precious hidden inside..."

Elena Myasnikova

$5,800.00

Acrylic on wood.

48x48"

When you are experiencing humbling change and feeling resistless to what you are becoming... When petals of your soul start trembling through this metamorphic changes and you become lighter, softer and more intuitive to your surroundings.... You are becoming the new beginning, the new extension to your greater one, the one who knows how to live with love for yourself"

Elena Myasnikova