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Alena Ahrens
Realms Unraveled

2024

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    About: Alena's artistic approach is intuitive and gestural. She often works with a limited color palette of encaustic pigment and uses an iterative and spontaneous approach to apply the media. The final phases of creation sometimes include additional intuitive mark-making, subtle line work and sentimental hand-written text from historical, contemporary, or autobiographical sources. Washi Paper: The texture and slight distress in select areas near certain media application is intentional and intended to be part of the overall aesthetic. Shipping: The artwork will be rolled, shipped in a tube, and take approximately 5 business days. For shorter delivery timelines please message Alena directly to make arrangements. Matte and Frame Ideas: Float frames (glass/no glass over the monotype; glass will "flatten" the monotype) Traditional frames with or without a matte When framing the monotype a light ivory or white matte board illuminates the colors. For assistance and/or advice with framing and mounting the monotypes, please contact me directly. Signature and Certificate All artworks are signed on the back in pencil and include the title, creation year, and my signature. A certificate of authenticity is also included with the artwork. ++++ Alena Ahrens is a contemporary American-Asian artist. She studied performance art at MoMA...
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    2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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    Located in Clayton, MO
    In With Smiles and Tears color, line, shape, and texture collide on Kozuke ivory paper. This one-of-a-kind, unmounted encaustic monotype illuminates a poetic interior landscape. The ...
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    2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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  • Just Remember That My Happiness Depends On Yours
    Located in Clayton, MO
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    2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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  • E'stelle I
    Located in Clayton, MO
    In E'stelle I color, line, shape, and texture collide on Kozuke ivory paper. This one-of-a-kind, unmounted encaustic monotype illuminates a poetic interior landscape. The softness of...
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    2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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    Encaustic, Archival Paper, Rice Paper, Washi Paper

  • E'stelle II
    Located in Clayton, MO
    In E'stelle II color, line, shape, and texture collide on Kozuke ivory paper. This one-of-a-kind, unmounted encaustic monotype illuminates a poetic interior landscape. The softness o...
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    2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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    Encaustic, Archival Paper, Rice Paper, Washi Paper

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    Located in Clayton, MO
    In Dreams Drift Deep color, line, shape, and texture collide on Kozuke ivory paper. This one-of-a-kind, unmounted encaustic monotype illuminates a poetic interior landscape. The soft...
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  • For a New World #1730
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It can be said that the gap between the act of painting and its way out of the studio has had Lalonde wondering about other strategies of approaching the viewer, the critic, and to challenge the art world as a system. New media's and technology In his body of work related to the Internet, the use of language can be established as the first notable addition where the silent scream that comes from his paintings invades the screen and transforms it into words. We can feel the imperative urge to communicate. Lalonde addresses everyone and no one, and a certain/uncertain dialogue is established between him and the anonymous viewer/Web surfer/browser who reads it. Lalonde has produced multiple web sites. With this media, he has taken over a physical/nonphysical space to express his ideas about the act of seeing, of looking, and getting intoxicated by the gaze, by the sight, by the cognitive look, and the subjective one. 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It can be said that the gap between the act of painting and its way out of the studio has had Lalonde wondering about other strategies of approaching the viewer, the critic, and to challenge the art world as a system. New media's and technology In his body of work related to the Internet, the use of language can be established as the first notable addition where the silent scream that comes from his paintings invades the screen and transforms it into words. We can feel the imperative urge to communicate. Lalonde addresses everyone and no one, and a certain/uncertain dialogue is established between him and the anonymous viewer/Web surfer/browser who reads it. Lalonde has produced multiple web sites. With this media, he has taken over a physical/nonphysical space to express his ideas about the act of seeing, of looking, and getting intoxicated by the gaze, by the sight, by the cognitive look, and the subjective one. Another interesting aspect is the inclusion of his images as an artist in several ways. For example, in SELF PORTRAIT AS A FAMOUS ARTIST he presents himself in all the archetypical attire of the romanticized representation of the artist. Lalonde has reverted all his irony and sarcasm as images that appear as brushstrokes on his Web sites. Another image that frequently appears is the sweet face of a very young woman, who looks at the browser with sweetness and nostalgia. As websites are build through layers, Lalonde has as well, constructed layers of impact, thought, and reflection, by means of the multiplicity of images that appear, ranging from his own paintings, installations, portraits, and text. He is interested in what defines art, who validates artwork, how artist’s success has a strong pull to media and critic dependency. Lalonde points out these issues as loud as a silent scream. 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His paintings celebrate the power and meaning of color and texture, the imperative voice of contrast and stridence, and the million of possible solutions for a white canvas. I also see in his artwork a psychoanalytical interpretation of art, and a curiously unintentional approach to oriental philosophy appears throughout his multi sized body of work. In many of his canvas, the presence of the square has been integrated as an element of equilibrium and unity to the soul of the artwork itself. Lalonde is specifically interested in the qualities of painting as a media: “What Painting and only Painting can do”. Of all arts, painting is perhaps the most intimate and personal of art languages. It reaches the viewer at a last phase, in the gallery, or museum, or exhibition space. In the meanwhile, there is a time frame between the moment when the artist finishes his work and it gets shown. This space of time is silence. 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It can be said that the gap between the act of painting and its way out of the studio has had Lalonde wondering about other strategies of approaching the viewer, the critic, and to challenge the art world as a system. New media's and technology In his body of work related to the Internet, the use of language can be established as the first notable addition where the silent scream that comes from his paintings invades the screen and transforms it into words. We can feel the imperative urge to communicate. Lalonde addresses everyone and no one, and a certain/uncertain dialogue is established between him and the anonymous viewer/Web surfer/browser who reads it. Lalonde has produced multiple web sites. With this media, he has taken over a physical/nonphysical space to express his ideas about the act of seeing, of looking, and getting intoxicated by the gaze, by the sight, by the cognitive look, and the subjective one. 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