London. May 2016
No face / quite a good-looking body / trapped by beautiful things / obsessed with women / open but hiding / strong but can’t move / a little crazy and great fun
English floral pattern inspired
Ukrainian floral pattern
[A matryoshka doll (Russian: матрёшка; IPA: [mɐˈtrʲɵʂkə] ( listen), matrëška), also known as a Russian nesting doll, or Russian doll, [russian doll. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved April 14, 2016.] is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name “matryoshka” (матрёшка), literally “little matron”, is a diminutive form of Russian female first name “Matryona” (Матрёна) or “Matriosha” [Oxford English Dictionary Online. Accessed 2011-03-25]
[Matryoshkas are used metaphorically, as a design paradigm, known as the “matryoshka principle” or “nested doll principle”. It denotes a recognizable relationship of “object-within-similar-object” that appears in the design of many other natural and crafted objects. Examples of this use include the matrioshka brain and the Matroska media-container format.
The onion metaphor is of similar character. If the outer layer is peeled off an onion, a similar onion exists within. This structure is employed by designers in applications such as the layering of clothes or the design of tables, where a smaller table nests within a larger table, and a smaller one within that.
The Matroska (MKV) multimedia container format derives its name from Matryoshka, alluding to the container being able to hold many different types of content streams] [wikipedia]
Olena just wanted to share some happy news again…
Her paintings moved to Bermondsey Gallery – a small independent art space on Southbank
And of course she wants to celebrate that with her Creo friends…
The new exhibition space and the beginning of Christmas time with a glass of wine around lovely art and lovely people.
Please come for a glass or two after work next Friday on 4th December here:
And feel free to visit any time to get inspired.
Bermondsey Gallery is open every day from 10.30 am till 7pm
29 Dockhead, London SE1 2BS just around the corner from Creo.
‘Binz & Shyal’
Mixed Media on Plastic 15x18cm Framed Signed
The most beautiful gentle loving photo seen for ages.
And a wonderfully inspirational. Was stolen from Binze’s Facebook (Sorry Binz)
and repainted with acrylic heavy body paint on plastic. And some silver too.
Lighting Project Acrylic On Plastic, LED, Framed
To Colour the Wooden Letters is a collaboration between visual artist and graphic designer Olena Lobunets and a talented wood master Adam Bridges. The project is designed to bring the artists community together and arrange a visual, tactile and literal communication.
Bridges and Lobunets designed and produced Project One Zero wooden letters ready for the opening of the studio, so that all the guests, artists and local community expressed themselves and their toughs and wishes and take part in colouring and designing the unique and personal sign of the very new art studio in Kings Cross.
Project Started on 10 September and will finish when the letters are fully covered by thoughts and colours are ready to be hanged in Project One Zero Studio London.
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Negative Space Exhibition
From 10 September until 10 November 2015
in Project One Zero Studio London
In her latest exhibition Olena Lobunets explors negative space and the concept of visible shapes and colours between two people as a form of visual relationship
7 Artworks: ‘Ray-Bans. Green’ ‘Hands. Navy’ ‘Shard. Magenta’ ‘Cover. Colour’ ‘On His Knees. Blues’ ‘Hands. Magenta on Green’ ‘Hands. Blue’
Acrylic on Plastic 40x50cm Framed Signed
Over the town
Oil on canvas
450 x 560 mm
A love story painted by Marc Chagall. That is how love really feels: flying… They fly. He holds Her but she offers the direction, he looks up and back, she looks down and forward. They are such a man and such a woman for each other in that. Is she concerned about the future, and the place, their home, and where they are going next? Is he concerned about the past, that formed him, the past that formed them both, does he understand that all?
And they fly together above Vitebsk or any other little town or a big city. The fly not because they want to have a better view, they fly because they fly.
But at the same time they do see. If they were standing on the ground: there at the fence, lonely but safe, warmly wrapped like that little person hardly visible on the left, they would have been as small, as cold and as lonely and they would have only seen the black fence and the white snow…
But they fly instead, fearless, careless, crazy but so lucky, so very lucky two people…
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£100,000 “Chagall” to be burned
For a new painting, I explore fabric patterns, motifs.
It is about clothes, which draw lines. The simple strings of fabric which become bonds, that keep us together, tie us, link, hold. The repetitive patterns we chose can be bright, incredibly beautiful, can be the cause of it own… My inspiration was Dolce Gabbana bright beautiful, colourful, festive fabrics. I want bonds on my painting to be as beautiful as they can be for my characters, because of both: because I wan them to be surrounded by beauty and the more attractive they are the harder it is for them to tear them. They become Such a value actually that sometimes we shape ourselves according to these stripes of fabrics.
Looking, touching, exploring these Dolce Gabbana colours, textures, meaningful patters, that are stories themselves is an incredibly pleasant process. It does really correspond with life itself with a life we want for ourselves: beautiful, colourful, fashionable and very very bright. The complicated, multicoloured, mesmerising motifs they confuse us, make us believe that they are the prettiest, the most desirable and the most important things in the whole world… until we meet true treasure: love…
We know what happens then, we want to remove all the barriers between us, to tear all the bonds that hold us from reaching each other, no matter how beautiful colourful and bright they are… We may even become so brave and fearless and so very crazy that we tear our ties, break free and give ourself to each other…
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