Artist: Elena Roznovan
Exhibition: Stop and Stare
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Mx L. Gatov Gallery East
About the Artist
Elena Roznovan is an artist at California State University Long Beach. She is a graduate student that studies sculpture and new genera while in her second year. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Maryland Institute of Art. She started as a painter but switched the video and moved to California because she was inspired by light and space art. Roznovan came from Moldova and she was inspired by other artists such as Robert Irwin and Larry Bell. A few hobbies she enjoys include hiking, writing, and collecting vinyls. She has applied for multiple residencies so she can work with different landscapes and see how that changes the meaning of what she does.
From what I could tell from looking at her work, it seemed like a video or picture was used and colored glass frames or windows were held in front of the picture. The glass was very pigmented and held up by some type of string hanging from the ceiling. The picture on the wall was being projected there which is why the colors changed when the glass is held in front of it.
Ms. Roznovan is interested in the way images are constructed. So she creates work that can change people’s perspective on the work and create different illusions. She likes to incorporate moving pictures to change something from 2D to 3D. The concept she studies is phenomenology. She challenges the way people can view her work with the thought of time and space.
Synthesis / My Experience
I really enjoyed this exhibit because the colors were beautiful and creating the illusion of the art being 3D is very beautiful. It was mesmerizing to look at and soak in the beauty of the nature scene. I did not really get any deeper message or feeling with this art other than being mesmerized by the beauty. I looked at all the details and all the colors which were so pigmented and unique because of the size of the glass and the space between the wall and the glass.