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2021.02.27
Step back to enjoy the simple, step closer to feel the complex |In Between—A Solo Exhibition by Alëna Olasyuk
The concept of “in between” roots in Alëna’s mind deeply, as she grew up in Ukraine, but she has been living in China for the past 10 years. She gets inspired by the geometry of architecture and suprematism in physical world, but also by invisible, emotion, and Buddhism.
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PhotoYung Sung

TextAdeline Tai

In an aesthetical and theoretical seeing, the essence of Alёna’s art is “balance,” which is in between chaos and order, abstract and structure, mysterious black and bright white. It seeks deep into the edge of two opposing sides,
She enquires into the edge of two opposing sides for art creation, such as simplicity and difficulty, past and future, east and west, selfish and unselfish, and so on.

The concept of “in between” roots in Alëna’s mind deeply, as she grew up in Ukraine, but she has been living in China for the past 10 years. She gets inspired by the geometry of architecture and suprematism in physical world, but also by invisible, emotion, and Buddhism.

As for the art creations, Alëna unites the classic and modern manners. She uses Chinese ink, Soviet Union-made nib pen and art paper, and integrates futuristic art works with classic elements. What she brings to us takes a huge leap into the future that is a contemporary, cold, logic and brand new art experience. A curator once describes her art as “in between Russian constructivist art and Chinese Guohua.”

Alёna’s art is a practice of meditation and self-improvement. The monochromatic palette symbolize the concision which is much needed nowadays, as the theory of Occam's Razor uncovering the truth. The black in her artwork is not the darkest, but it has its own feature and shape, bringing out the ambient light around. When looking at her artworks, viewer is falling into the layers of black and white, and then they falling deeper… till deep inside, looking for the harmony and finding the balance of Yin and Yang.

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Step back to enjoy the simple, step closer to feel the complex, step within to meditate upon the hypnotic.
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