Aelita Andre a rising star in the art world! - Melbourne, AU
Aelita Andre a rising star in the art world!
Aelita is of Russian heritage and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her parents
When her father placed one of his canvases on the floor to paint on one occasion, Aelita enthusiastically crawled onto it and began dabbing and smearing the paint with such conviction and passion that her father let her alone to continue.
Her father and mother loved what they saw unfolding. From that moment until now, Aelita has amassed a vast body of work in a breathtaking variety of styles using many varied techniques.
In the words of “The Age” art critic Robert Nelson, Aelita’s paintings are “free from oppressive western traditions...”
Apart from her love of painting, Aelita enjoys ballet, gym, violin and crafts, tinkering on the piano and singing. She loves to watch BBC dinosaur documentaries and enjoys the Carl Sagan Cosmos series. She also enjoys My Little Pony and Little Einsteins.
Aelita speaks Russian and English fluently which both parents encourage.
Her works are undeniably vivid and expressive; full of energy and capable of evoking amazing visions and subjects.
"As soon as she finished her first acrylic on canvas, I saw the MIR Russian Space Station surrounded by cherry blossoms. It was just so poignant and evocative". The question of intention is just not relevant. What matters is the impact on the viewer - the admiration and pleasure the works evoke and the discoveries each viewer makes within the works
Watching her paint it is easy to see that the stimulus for her painting comes from the sheer pleasure of mixing colors and textures to create turbulent chaotic scenes, to sparse and striking ones in an almost “caligraphic style” - Robert Nelson, art critic for “The Age” newspaper and Associate Professor at Melbourne’s Monash University.
Aelita’s art is a ‘window’ into the mind of a child in ‘real time’ as it were. We witness the act of creation itself. This is something Freud and Jung were deeply interested in. It represents the first time that the mental processes of the pre-cognitive mind are allowed expression and are being treated with the same attention and seriousness usually only accorded adults or, in Robert Nelson’s words, “a child’s art is being monumentalized.”
Aelita is playful and occasionally has a willful attitude to the paints and canvas and she uses any method of applying paints and objects to the canvas: pouring, dripping, spattering, squirting, and of course brushing!
Aelita is a member of NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts).
Her gallery site is http://www.aelitaandreart.com/aelitaandreart.com/Home.html
She has several You Tube Videos out here is a link to one of them http://youtu.be/y7GT3qOZYM4