“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. Everything you imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
Elena Iosilevich was born in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 1975. Her family moved to Estonia when she was 15 years old. Elena studied fashion design at LEX University in Tallin. After the collapse of the Soviet
Union, Elena returned to Kaliningrad, where she earned her diploma from the State Art and Industry College. It was here that she got her first experience as an art teacher in the local elementary school and
as a stage designer for the school of performing arts. In 1996, Elena moved to New York, where she studied figurative drawing at The National Academy and School of Fine Art. Her next project was to start Clarus Art Studio for kids, where she works as an art instructor.
Elena takes her inspiration from the great Impressionists as well as old masters of the Renaissance period, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio. She is drawn towards the simple, unpretentious and quotidian.
Elena strives to capture the mood and color of the surrounding world through her style and personal vision of reality. This sensibility is reflected in her graphic series “Love in three colors” and “Adam & Eve Rebirth”.
Each depicts an emotional connection between people, expresses love, passions, and movement as a continuation of life.
Elena believes that observation and creativity, as well as hard work and learning, are the keys to her development as an artist. Elena is a member of Southampton Artist Association and Brooklyn Arts Council
She currently lives and works in New York.
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