The artworks presented in this section are made by me, Lena Nechet, by hand and digitally.
- I make fine art because I like the immediacy of manipulating mind and matter.
- I photograph because the beauty of life is overwhelming and its moments are mysterious.
- I montage films to share admiration of beings and motion.
Art - expression of creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Hi, my name is Lena Nechet. I am a European fine art painter in California. I make mostly tangible artwork on surface, by hand. I do it with archival materials in environmentally friendly studio settings. My preferred art genres are portrait, abstraction, and zen-brush gesture.
I care about the beauty of composition and the exactitude of expression. I tend to represent ideas and feelings in color. If I have a topic, it usually involves an interaction between ethics and aesthetics. I love honest ambiguity that invites us to observe life from different angles simultaneously. In my paintings, you might find optically curious elements, complex facial expressions, dimensional transparency, as well as erotic suggestion and figurative abstraction.
A few words about my art style, and a long list of artists who influenced me, and how.
Art is all about composition to me - color and visual organization of the structural elements - all at once. I love moments of reaching this unity in beauty. My combinations of those elements reflect my own mind's projections onto the world.
I started noticing my style when I was making murals in my early twenties. I saw that I was imposing some of my brain activity patterns onto the reality I perceived. One wall was entirely abstract - it looked like a record of my internal rhythm, and like the leitmotiv of my desire.
The process of painting creates me. While rendering my interpretation of something, I rearrange the inner imagery as well, for good. I am never the same again after the externalization of ideas. The liberation it brings is deeply joyful. This process modifies the next layer of mind projections onto the world. The visual satisfaction from a finished piece seems irreplaceable to me, at least for now.
- Reference Code: LN21A22AB0
Fine Art × 77
Artwork hand-made by Lena Nechet - fine art objects made by applying pigments to a surface.
Painting is a mode of creative expression. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational, realistic (like a portrait), abstract, narrative, symbolic (symbolist art), emotive (expressionism), or political in nature.
Art Studio × 55
Fruit of Art Studio for fine arts and photography is located in Oceanside, CA.
In this section, you can find anatomical, life figure, and still life studies, as well as materials for workshops and classes, work in progress, sketches and swatches, experimentation, equipment, sets, workflow, videography rig details, behind-the-scenes images, and photographic setups.
Art Sketch × 14
- Sketchbook pages, large figure sketches, gesture drawing, anatomy studies, urban sketching, blueprints, underpainting, and work in progress.
Sketch - a rough drawing representing the chief features of an object or scene, a preliminary study.
Digital Art × 5
Art compositions created with computing devices.
Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology.
- purely computer-generated, e.g. fractals, algorithmic art, etc.
- manipulated scanned or digital photographs;
- images created using vector graphics software,
- images drawn using a mouse, stylus, or fingers on graphic tablets.
- 3D art.
Art Design × 18
Elements and principles of art, color theory, swatches, visual communication, figure-ground perception, gestalt laws, perceptual organization, stamps, stencils, prints, posters, supergraphics, applied art pieces, content illustration, concepts expression, visualization, illustrative line work, book covers, interiors, visual plans and drafts, functional drawing, prototypes, graphic design, fashion design, needlework, decorative arts and crafts.
Design - an arrangement of elements or details in a work of art or a product, the creative art of executing aesthetic or functional visions.
- decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept
or process, designed for integration in print and digital published
Applied arts - design and decoration of practical objects to make them aesthetically pleasing.
Color Theory × 8
Color theory in the visual arts is a practical guidance to color mixing, combinations, and applicatio
for specific visual effects
In 15th century CE, color theory principles first appeared in the writings of Leone Battista Alberti and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. In the beginning of 18th century, Isaac Newton's Opticks was published.
Photography × 7
Photographic portraiture, street photography, environmental portraits, events and artifacts.
Film × 7
Films and videography by Lena Nechet: movies and video made primarily in Southern California.