I met painter Elena Bogatyr May 2016 during the 10-th International Contemporary Art Festival taking place at Manege Exhibition Hall in Moscow. I was immediately seduced by her artworks. Controlling very well the colors and space, Elena renders the atmosphere and the subjects of her paintings with perfection and remarkable sensitivity. I could not resist to acquire one of her artworks, representing a view of Saint Tropez that I remember particularly well. Seeing this painting I instantly found myself once more admiring the see and extraordinary landscape of Southern France. It was magic!
The evocative power of Elena’s art is very real, we dive in and let the imagination travel freely! These few lines are for me an opportunity to congratulate Elena for her talent and tenacity.
Paris, 19 June 2018
Member of the National Company of Experts
Expert CNE of Russian Art – 18th, 19th and 20th century
86 Faubourg St.Honoré, 75008, Paris, France
J’ai fais la connaissance de Elena Bogatyr en mai 2016 lors du 10ème Festival International des Arts se déroulant au Manège de Moscou. Elle exposait alors une sélection de ses oeuvres avec d’autres artistes français et russes. J’ai tout de suite été séduit par sa peinture, Elena maîtrise fort bien les couleurs et l’espace, elle rend parfaitement l’atmosphère des sujets qu’elle peint et cela avec une grande sensibilité. Je me souviens fort bien que je n’ai pas pu résister à acquérir une de ses oeuvres, c’est une vue de Saint-Tropez réalisée à un endroit que je connais particulièrement bien et en voyant ce tableau je me suis instantanément retrouvé à admirer la mer et ce paysage extraordinaire, c’était magique! La puissance évocatrice des ses tableaux est réelle, on plonge dedans et alors l’imagination voyage librement. Ces quelques lignes sont pour moi l’occasion de féliciter Elena pour son talent et sa ténacité.
Paris, le 19 juin 2018
Membre de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts
86 Faubourg St.Honoré, 75008, Paris, France
Art Exhibit - May 18, 2018
"From LOUVRE to LAMBERTVILLE"
This exhibition by renowned European still life artist Elena Bogatyr takes its title from the banks of the Seine river in Paris to the shoreline of the Delaware river in bucolic Lambertville, New Jersey. Still life flowers has provided this artist with the means for experimenting with pattern and abstraction and investigating the tensions between the reality beyond the frame and the complex visual structures within it, and thus for pushing the boundaries of painting itself. Laboring over images of flowers to create ideal harmonies of light and volume and providing an inspiration and challenge for those who wish to follow. Brilliant romantic brush strokes transform flowers into richly rendered colors and surfaces into rhythms imbuing movement and vitality. Each flower arrangement… is of such perfectly adjusted architectural structure and balance that no detail could be altered without sacrificing Elena’s allegiance to color as the primary building block of painting and providing insight into her aesthetic sensibilities.
Fine Arts College, Belgorod, Russia
Graduate School of ARCHITECTURE, Kharkov, Ukraine. State Degree in ARCHITECT, MA.
Elena Bogatyr currently lives and works in Dinard, France.
Since 1998 she has crossed and recrossed the Emerald Coast in order to seek inspiration and to capture glimpses of each season’s moments of colour and light: peonies and wild flowers in the spring, hydrangeas and wheat fields in summer, lemon and the gleam of citrus in winter.
Elena Bogatyr works according to the rules of mother nature. She follows the cycle of the seasons as she sketches and works on the details of a landscape or a still life. She does so with great accuracy and an awareness of light.
Her still lifes are oil paintings that follow the nineteenth-century techniques.
After studying Fine Arts and Architecture in Russia and the Ukraine and after some years of intense development and the pursuit of her own style, Elena Bogatyr began exhibiting in France, Germany, Japan and the Caribbean. In the Caribbean it is the galleries, mainly in Saint Martin and St. Bartholomew, that have welcomed her work.
Many of her paintings have been acquired by private collectors from the Americas, Europe and Asia; including from the United States, France, Japan, Ukraine, Russia, Cuba, Luxembourg, Curaçao, Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland and Egypt. Her fans appreciate the hyperrealism of her paintings and their freshness.