Currently featured works by Lena Nechet, a European artist in California.

My name is Lena Nechet, I am a European fine art painter in California. I make original artwork by hand with archival materials in environmentally friendly studio settings. In representing ideas and feelings, I care almost exclusively about the composition and the accuracy of expression. My art signature includes my seal L∃N∀.

My preferred art genres are portrait, abstracts, and zen-brush gesture. In art as in poetry, I love ambiguity - in my work you might find optically illusive elements, complex facial expressions, dimensional transparency, as well as erotic suggestion and figurative abstraction. In the same time though, I am specific and sharp in delivering the message. My main sources of inspiration are meditation, mathematics, beauty of perception, and elegance of movement.


Artist Statement by a fine art painter Lena Nechet: I paint ideas and feelings.
artist statement, credo

It so happened, that art is an essential part of my life, and almost all I see I recompose and enhance in my mind in this captivating flow of existential vision.

My childhood room was full of art when I was five: my parents' apartment was packed with books, and among them art reproduction albums, which were stored in huge piles close to my bed for years, and I went to sleep with images in mind from the greatest paintings ever made, and with dreams to create others. I wanted to make pictures so much that I never doubted it would become my main occupation. The desire of visual expression of my worldview and of the abstract beauty I was able to perceive had followed me ever since. 


A story in visual arts by Lena Nechet, from childhood to present.
bio, biography
I strive to provide exceptional archival quality of my paintings for the art lovers and collectors. I primarily work with single-pigment professional paints that have highest lightfastness ratings. My ground of choice is 100% cotton - canvas and rag hand and mould made papers.

I paint with ethically sourced or synthetic brushes and self-made tools, using eco-friendly materials whenever possible and reasonable. Occasionally, I use archival quality (pH neutral) or found papers and textiles, preferably recycled or repurposed. My studio is minimalistic and now has a view into my orchard.

Most of my paintings can be exhibited with exposed edges, or framed according to the customer's wish. I do not use wooden surfaces or support structures.


Testosterone (2017) by Lena Nechet
Year: 2017
Pigments: PB27 Prussian

Testosterone (2017), a painting by Lena Nechet.
Night


Charcoal abstract erotic drawing with poetry (haiku).
figure, drawing, charcoal, erotic, portrait, haiku, poetry
Ellen and Robert Eliason

Longer than fifty five years together - Ellen and Bob (Ellen Easter, chemist, and Robert E. Eliason, a prominent brass instruments expert and musician) have been married for over a half a century.

This 8-minute documentary is based on their individual interviews and is full of humorous anecdotes. It explores their reflections on how they have lived a long and happy life together. 


A short documentary about long life together and marriage.
love, relationship, marriage, togetherness, couple, family, professionals, musician, chemist, film, short
5 Haiku Short Documentary Film by Lena Nechet

5 Haiku is an experimental short film, in which future actors and filmmakers read classical and modern short poems, haiku.


5 Haiku Short Documentary Film by Lena Nechet
poetry, haiku, actor
Outreach, Short Documentary Film by Lena Nechet

Outreach (2015) is a short documentary film about secular people of San Diego who meet in Balboa Park on Saturdays Outreach (2015) made an official selection of LA CineFest, an international film festival in Los Angeles, California.


Outreach (2015) is a short documentary film about secular people of San Diego who meet in Balboa Park on Saturdays.
community
Sailing Afternoon Film Poster

Poetic observational documentary based on a musical composition.

Friends sail around the San Diego Bay, under the Coronado Bridge, and along the Downtown San Diego and Coronado Island.


Sailing Afternoon (Lena Nechet, 2015) is a short poetic documentary film about sailing in San Diego Bay.
piano, sailing, boat, San Diego, Coronado, downtown, day, afternoon, sails, bridge, bay

Short observational documentary film about speedskating on Coronado Island, in San Diego, California.

 Coronado Speedskating (2016), by Lena Nechet


4-Minute observational documentary film about speedskating on Coronado, by Lena Nechet, 2016
speedskating, San Diego
Airplane

This beautiful airplane, Jet Falcon 50 (Dassault Aviation), I shot at the international John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, USA, when it landed there for one hour, arriving from Texas. This jet is beautiful, inside and out.


Jet Falcon 50 photographed by Lena Nechet.
Falcon, airplane, jet, 50, Dassault, airport, John Wayne, Santa Ana, Orange County, California
Melis

Melis Dueñas, a musician and filmmaker, on a film lighting set in San Diego City.


This photograph is an example of an environmental portrait: you see not only the girl's face or figure, but also what she does.
girl
Boy, Laughing

These are examples of child photography and environmental portrait: an amazing boy Alex was having fun on Coronado, California.


These are examples of child photography and environmental portrait: an amazing boy Alex was having fun on Coronado, California.
child, Coronado, San Diego