Breakthrough (2018)


  • Total size: 36 x 36 x 1.57 inch
  • Acrylic with resin finish on canvas
  • This work is ready to hang

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“Breakthrough” by Russian-Canadian artist, Elena Myasnikova

“Breakthrough” represents literally what it is called. The composition includes multiple vertical blocking of vivid colours, standing out against the white background. White spacing, as a representation of stillness, or untouched space, provides room for lively, colourful ideas and possibilities to break through.

Although blocks are vivid, they are not meant to create cheerful and scattered emotions. They are well controlled in their relationship within the entire composition. Colours gradually transfer from one to the other, creating a beautiful ombre effect. With sharp contrasting, this work is created to evoke powerful emotional feelings of newness and possibilities, ideas and new-being.

“Breakthrough” is part of Elena’s Winter series, “Melancholic notes” (2018/2019). This series was inspired by her personal life changes, while driven by nostalgic emotions and rather forlorn feelings. Palettes and composition choices were affected directly by her state of mind and personal experiences. Works in this period of time are noticeably lighter and softer in colours.

Elena used multiple layering techniques in order to create deep hue and light effects. The artwork is heavy due to the finish of multiple layers of resin.

Gallery wrapped and wired on the back, this work does not require framing and is ready to hang.

The Artist

We have visited this talented contemporary abstract artist in Calgary, Canada, so you can get to know her and her work a bit better. A full account of this meeting will be available to you shortly. In the meantime, you can browse her work and read more about Elena on her Profile page.

A selection of Elena Myasnikova’s work is available at our Gallery in Bragg Creek, AB. Alternatively, she also welcomes commissioned work. Simply send us an email, and we will connect you with her!

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