Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Exhibition of of March

Elena Alfyerova

«A game of mirrors»

21 February - 22 March 2017

Before you the exhibition, the ambivalence of perception which is born by combining reality and abstraction. For the first time in my art work the process of creating paintings is presented to the audience in all its fullness and integrity. Spiritual contemplation is going synchronously with the artistic creation of work of art, giving rise to a whole range of deep, essential and verbally indescribable impressions. In the photos the viewer sees real Italian landscapes, then - studies, painted in the open air, and at the end - a large abstract metaphysical paintings in the technique of "cold wax" with a complex texture and transparency of layers. These canvases, as well as the existing world, are the dual mirror, on one side of which is material reality, and on the other - a metaphysical space. In the studies I wanted to convey visible space - hot Italian sun, fog, storm, silhouettes of mountains, colorful little houses, located along rivers, taking its origin highly in the mountains. Dilapidated multilayer plaster and color layer of Italian houses, their greenish walls along the Venetian canals, the complexity of color relationships - everything speaks of the long history of this beautiful country. In my works I use the same principle of layering, combining it with transparent and opaque layers of paint that are associated with certain Italian landscape.

Elena Alfyerova

1969 born in Chelyabinsk
1988 graduated from Chelyabinsk Art College, artist-decorator diploma
1995 graduated from Saint-Petersburg Academy of Decoratively-Applied Arts and Design named after V. Mukhina (Professors G. Savinov, A. Talashchuk), Diploma as artist-monumentalist
1997 - Member of Artists Union of Russia
1998 - Member of Saint-Petersburg Aquarellists Society
1992 - Monthly grant from Society of Young Artists Support, Germany
1993 - "Picture from Exhibition" by Mussorgsky, International competition. Austria. 1 place
1994 - International Student Seminar dedicated Enamel (Russia, Germany, and France)


  • Benua Family Museum, Petergof, Russia
  • Artists Union of Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Private collections in Russia, Austria, America, Denmark and Finland
  • Water Museum, St. Petersburg
  • Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg
  • National Art Gallery, Chelyabinsk

Korneva creates the world of another reality, which passes from microcosm of man to University and admires by beauty, attractive mysteriousness but also alarms. Artist possesses rare sense of color, impulsivity of lines, tubs and very personal attitude to the subject of depiction. Art quality, "manual-made" and poetical sight on the world is distinction of Elena Alfyerova creative work.