Elena Mishina

Elena Mishina


I am a contemporary artist, creative thinker and writer working with a variety of mediums, ranging from paintings, installation work, ceramics to fashion and poetry.

Having studied Interior Design in Perth, Australia, I have been particularly interested in conceptual and product design. Working with three-dimensional objects and materials has later lead me to fashion styling and design in Melbourne, Australia. Since moving to Cyprus, I have undertaken abstract painting at Cornaro Arts Institute under the guidance of Andros Efstathiou, a notable Cypriot contemporary abstract artist. In addition, I learned contemporary free-style, Japanese-influenced ceramics in a series of workshops.

In 2018 I have held my first solo multidisciplinary art exhibition - "Anatomy of Sin", comprising mixed media paintings, installations from recycables, ceramic sculpture and poetry. More information can be found on: https://anatomyofsin.wordpress.com

Being especially interested in contemporary mediums and conceptual styles, I derive my inspiration from avant-guard influences, asymmetry and imperfection, textures, largely focusing on wabi-sabi aesthetics and an unexpected fusion of quite often uncongenial elements.

After continuous experimentation I have arrived to a gestural/action painting approach as I believe a work of art is a story, being told during the process of creation and therefore, all the elements such as markings and strokes, layers of paint, revealing underneath layers are all parts of that story. I always experiment with different media as it allows to add variety and texture to my work. All constituents of a painting blend together in one abstract image and at the same time are juxtapositioned randomly in order to evoke unexpected associations and sensations, allowing them to interact with the viewer...

My webpage: http://elenamishina.simplesite.com/442471493

"scars" series