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Elena Markova was born in Russia, where she graduated from the academy of music, specializing in piano.
”In adulthood, I had lived in New York for over 10 years and studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in video editing and animation. I was also involved in photography and painting. I have been living in Amsterdam since 2013, and I am exclusively engaged in painting. My paintings are found in private collections in New York, Holland and Russia, and are also given to charitable organizations. I use a realistic and romantic painting styles, but I am also not a stranger to intuitive painting, since I always tend to look for something new. Experimentation takes a big part in my work.
Art is probably one of the most difficult words to truly define. For me, my paintings represent an outlet; it’s a way to relax, have fun and a way to get my thoughts and ideas out. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to express myself visually, and to exhibit my creativity in an effective way. I think that everything can be considered art. It really just depends on your perspective. ” – Elena Markova