Alyona Prokofyeva (1988)
From 2016 Galaktionova. Alyona graduated Riga art school, Latvian University, receiving
a visual arts teacher and householder teacher qualifications, as well
as master’s degree of Art Academy of Latvia, conceptual workshop Ivars
Heinrihsons lead. The artist participates in exhibitions since 2011.
Alyona like to exploring different materiality through painting, especially
glass and metal. The aim of the work is the realistic depiction of
materiality and textures.
Interest in textures author have found while exploring XVII century Dutch
artists paintings. These paintings inspired by realistic depiction of
materiality. Because of the realistic painting technique, each painted
object looks like a treasure, they enchant with their hyperrealism,
harmony, tremendous energy and strength. This is the main aim of Alyona
Prokofieva’s paintings – to fill each painting with energy and strength
using a realistic painting technique and making them look like a treasure.
Working process mainly consists of a detailed examination of natural
shapes, texture and materials, followed by it’s representation in painting
based on realism aesthetics and living truth. To depict items objectively,
naturally, with all facilities inherent characteristics, artistically true
is the essence of aesthetic realism.