Elena Bandurka

I, Elena Bandurka, was born on 04/04/1985 in the city of Zhitomir in Ukraine. She studied at the Lyceum of Arts in the city of Kharkov, after she was trained at the special Faculty of Economics and Law at two universities, the Kharkov National University and the National Polytechnic University, and she studied for a lawyer and management. In 2003, I became more interested in politics and planned to enter a magistracy at the University of Maastricht, but there was a turning point after one trip to Scotland. In 2003, I went to Scotland with a cousin to Scotland for 3 weeks to attend English language courses. We lived in the family of the artist, and in his house paintings were hung everywhere. These pictures seemed to talk to me, and I wanted to take the brush in my hands. On my return to Ukraine, I drew sketches. I did not think about it and did not know where to get art materials, canvases and paints. But a year later, in Nice, when I was learning French at another language school, just as I was strolling around Nice, I came across a large impressive store for artists. It was a shock and delight, of course, I found this occasion, as an opportunity to purchase the first canvases, brushes and paints. I remember how I was greeted at the airport by the customs, ready to customs clearance of my paintings, but it turned out to be surprising, they were just empty canvases.

The first works, this is the realization on the canvas of impressions, feelings and intuition of a combination of paint. When I started looking for books on textbooks on painting, just tried different styles of inspiration, a couple of times I went to some lessons in painting, design, where they taught me to understand the drawing. Life was going on, I did not take my hobby seriously, I graduated from university, I went to work for the Committees from the Verkhovna Rada. At the same time, I started to go on vocals again. Creativity was constantly present in my life, and this is apparently the natural evolution of personality.

On the 25th anniversary of my organization, I organized the first exhibition of my paintings for my relatives and friends and all comers, this was my first step, before that I only gave my works.

By 2012, I changed myself and changed my view of my technique in painting, I began to see the world in a different way and perceive, and I decided that I needed to fly to the contemporary art fair. The first Fair was Art Basel. This is a very vivid impression, exactly 3 years ago. And the more often I started attending fairs on contemporary art, the more I began to understand, to delve into contemporary art, to admire it more and more. To love art, and there was a passion for learning all the information relating to Art in general.

In my work, I came to the fact that I want to convey to the viewer the problem of ecology all over the world, just as inspiration spills out on the canvas impressions from trips, from communication with people on travel. My language in pictures and installations, and in photography, speaks for details related to the story.

I like to work with any materials, put meaning into artwork and fill, and surround the beauty of the world as a whole. And also fill every job with warmth and energy laid in the creation process, this is a passion for art, for life in general.

Contemporary Art Fly, Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Contemporary Art Fly, Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Berliner Liste 2017
Contemporary Art Fly, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Art Fly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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