Leaves, branches and flowers’ silhouettes hitting pastel pink walls. We interview Eleana on her approach to these forms and other themes during her regular walks through different cities and landscapes.
I have suddenly decided to drive 2500km through Romanians villages in The Carpantians, Transylvania and the frontiers with Ukrania and Moldavia with my Mamiya7. The result is a a mix of portraits and countryside's landscapes inhabited by farmers, truckers, shepherds and gypsies.
My work is primarily inspired and based in the city. The city is a strange place where we're often physically close to others but also distant from them. I'm drawn to this duality of inside and outside, of private and public, of solitude but also of sheer beauty in moments unnoticed.
My process is entirely intuitive. I use no external source material and never start with a conscious idea or a plan. My paintings almost always turn out to be narratives describing human struggle and living within paradox and duality.
My work is a collage of real and imagined landscapes fusing together the inherent ugliness of post-industrial society with the beauty of nature. Painting is my medium of choice and through that I curate my own anomalies of modern life.