Yelena Lezhen

Yelena Lezhen is an American artist. Her preferred media is oil, acrylic and ink on canvas and paper. She immigrated to the US from Kiev, Ukraine in 1989 and settled down in New York.

Yelena participated in numerous art exhibitions in the US and Europe, and won a number of juried selection art competitions and awards. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections around the world, including United States, Germany, Israel, Russia, and Ukraine.

This is what the artist herself says of her art:

''In my work, I try to capture what is arising in my mind: thoughts, memories, dreams, and fairy tales. These are stories that sometimes slowly or sometimes fast unfold on my canvases. To understand what I mean, a passing glance is usually not enough. One needs to stop for a while, observe closely, get out of the closed room of stereotypes and open the door leading to understanding what I try to convey.

Many of my artworks are made in mixed media technique. I harmoniously blend ink drawings into acrylic colors. This sometimes almost random arrangement of abstract acrylic blots on paper helps me to bring up images from my imagination. I frequently resort to using of gold and silver tones. Gold and silver emphasize the artwork's precious nature and enrich it with a refined connotation. ''