Artist: Elena Roznovan
Exhibition: Stop & Stare
Elena Roznovan is a current graduate student at CSULB. She studied her undergrad at Maryland Institute Collge of Arts. She was actually born in a city outside of Ukraine. She started her love for art as a painter then moved into interactive installations as an undergrad. Her influences include Larry Bell and wanted to come to California for the influence of light and space.
Elena’s artwork revolves around video installations. This is where she plays with 2D, 3D and 4D. This is done to have the viewer concentrate on a certain part of the image. The theme for her gallery was light and time. She explained how different people spend their perception of time differently. For example, some can view time as something to be anxious about while others see it as a gift and almost meditative. Her artwork signifies the need to pay attention in this busy world and notice huge things happening in our world.
I loved how grand her artwork was. It was something that came to life. To me, it showed that many memories or perceptions can be built in one area. I love the idea to take time and enjoy the beauties of the world. And if something seems overwhelming, to take a step back and appreciate the details of it.