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Elena Karavodin

Elena Karavodin was born in Los Angeles, CA into a family of artists and scientists. An eye for detail, reasoning and proportion combine to blend art and science in her work. Elena studied at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA, receiving her B.F.A. in 2002, with an emphasis in Illustration, Graphic Design and Fine Art.

Her work has been shown in various juried exhibitions throughout the United States, from New York through the Midwest to California. She considers the native California environment to be a strong influence; ocean and desert landscapes, and images of nature are also prominent in her work. Elena launched her own art company, Karavodin Studios, with the goal of applying her creative skills to bring personalized art to San Diego residents.

In 2008, Elena made the move with her husband to Chicago, Illinois. Two years later, they returned to San Diego. Since, she has decided to set aside creating custom portraits to focus on pursuing opportunities with her fine art. "Art is the tool that I use to show my emotions, to express my beliefs, and to share new thoughts and ideas with others through unique visual representations. Shape, color, content and concept are the cornerstones of each piece. Working with bright oil colors, hard lines, and a loose painting style, I produce images that are often layered and pieced together, one on top of another. These images range from realism to abstract, but never fully commit to either. A step back and the montage comes together, reforms, and reveals itself as my vision. I am truly inspired by the nature that surrounds me. As I see the environment quickly shrinking away around me, I feel it is important to bring back that element through my art. Using organic shapes, I create images that have unplanned outcomes, reflecting a reality in nature that we see all the time. While creating I strive to bring a sense of truth to each subject. The truth of each piece will only fully come together through the process of painting.

It is my hope to create a sense of peace and wonder in the viewer; to encourage the viewer to look further into the piece until they find something new, something they hadn't seen at first glance. But beyond self-expression, my aim is to use my art as a tool for speculation, inquiry, and the evocation of new social ideas."

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