Brazhnyk Olena, 66 years old

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About myself and my artworks

The art of Van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard, Mashkov and Korovin, Shishko and Glushchenko always admired Olena Brazhnyk. This tradition became the basis which the artist has not changed for a long time and which is palpable in her artworks. We can say that the artist very early and for a long time found her style, her circle of motifs and picturesque passion.

Ihor Voloshchuk, art critic
09/03/2019

Olena Brazhnyk is one of the most interesting and original artists in contemporary fine arts. For many years the author's artwork has been popular, attracting attention in the widest exposition. What is the secret of the attractiveness of the paintings of the artist, whose creativity is devoid of surface effects and does not differ in a gigantic format? Every gifted gift finds a distinctive form of revealing its art. In Olena Brazhnik, this is primarily the creative development of the tradition of post-impressionism, the development of an exceptional individual system of color organization of the picture space.

Stylistic and qualitative homogeneity of her artworks of various creative periods is obvious. In this constancy, however, there is no conservatism, it is rather striking fidelity to herself, based on constant self-improvement. Already in the early artworks there are features that will become the basis of the mature style of the artist - the color plastics unity of the paintings, their compositional veriveness, the weight of the smear and the picturesque texture.

At the beginning of the 1980s identified her favourite genres - still life and landscape, and she also turned to the portrait. Probably the still life became the main theme of the artist's art. There is nothing strange here: still life more than other genres is connected with the decision of internal picturesque tasks, and these decisions determine the dynamics of creative development. Certainly, in numerous still life, it is possible to trace certain changes in the pictorial manner, but each time they are caused not by the change of the artistic concept, but rather by the concrete emotions of the author.

The sophistication of productions, the accuracy of the composition, the integrity of the color solution give the viewer the opportunity to feel and understand the depths of everyday objects such as wild flowers or elegant tablecloth or artistic ceramics. Searches for the diversity of the world allow the author to improvise, find new opportunities for transferring the sound of the chosen motif.

Landscapes created by Olena Brazhnyk are the embodiment of the author's pictorial language, based on color generalizations, woven with an incredibly thin game of colorful shades.

Working on portraits, the author notices in a person its originality and uniqueness. As in other genres, the color here is the basis of painting. Open, sometimes expressive, it gives a special emotionality to the portraits.

Creativity of the artist is original, deep, based on the precise understanding of individual creative tasks. It is not only in picturesque receptions, but also in deep spiritual concentration, sincerity, inviolability of creative principles of Olena Brazhnyk.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «Apples and ceramics», oil, canvas. Painter Brazhnyk Olena. Buy painting
Olena Brazhnyk

Apples and ceramics

oil / canvas

60 x 91 cm / 23.62 x 35.83 in

€ 531
Painting «Exotic», oil, canvas. Painter Brazhnyk Olena. Buy painting
Olena Brazhnyk

Exotic

oil / canvas

60 x 80 cm / 23.62 x 31.50 in

€ 442
Painting «Multicolored irises», oil, canvas. Painter Brazhnyk Olena. Buy painting
Olena Brazhnyk

Multicolored irises

oil / canvas

90 x 60 cm / 35.43 x 23.62 in

€ 664
Painting «Lilies of the valley and forget-me-nots», oil, canvas. Painter Brazhnyk Olena. Buy painting
Olena Brazhnyk

Lilies of the valley and forget-me-nots

oil / canvas

40 x 40 cm / 15.75 x 15.75 in

€ 265
Painting «Ukraine orthodox celebration with honey and poppy», oil, canvas. Painter Brazhnyk Olena. Buy painting
Olena Brazhnyk

Ukraine orthodox celebration with honey and poppy

oil / canvas

50 x 50 cm / 19.69 x 19.69 in

€ 398
Painting «Blue still life», oil, canvas. Painter Brazhnyk Olena. Buy painting
Olena Brazhnyk

Blue still life

oil / canvas

50 x 80 cm / 19.69 x 31.50 in

€ 664