Elena Karavodin was born in Los Angeles, CA, and raised in Encinitas, CA. She began her formal art education at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA receiving her B.F.A. with an emphasis in Illustration. Elena currently works in her private home studio. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions throughout the United States. Elena lives in San Diego with her husband and young son, who’s daily discoveries and growth inspire her to push her creative process even further.
“Art is my tool to explore emotions, express thoughts, and share ideas. Storytelling is the cornerstone of each of my paintings. I am fascinated by topics about the fragility of human nature, our own twisted past, life experiences and the environment that we find ourselves in. Working with bright colors and loose texture, I produce images that are often layered and pieced together. The complete vision of each painting only fully comes together through the final process of painting. Sometimes, morphing into a different story than from what I originally intended. Art has a way of communicating its own desired direction. I encourage viewers to look deeper into my art, until they find something new, something they hadn’t seen at first glance. Together with self-expression, I use my art as a tool for social speculation, inquiry, and the evocation of raw emotions.”
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