The vibrant paintings by Russian-born artist Irena Kononova are calming and evoking, as they illustrate beautiful landscapes. These pathways of colors and paint represent a ray of light in the perplex and vast horizon the artist tries to create.
Using oil, sand and marble dust, Kononova composes images that play with viewers' perspectives. Whether they see an endless ocean or a series of abstract shapes, these mesmerizing paintings have the power to question what viewers see and to reflect the possibility to escape to the unknown. Additionally, by employing natural elements like sand, Kononova connects her audience with art and nature, making the whole artistic experience much more complete.
"Through luminosity of endless unrolling space I try to invite viewers to travel to the realm of peace and balance," Irena Kononova declares in her website. Like life, these bright landscapes are infinite layers of meaning and open space.