Elena Gileva’s artistic practice is a mosaic of elements, meanings and materials with clay and ceramic tradition at centre stage. Physicality of the work is as crucial for the narrative, as the underlying story is fundamental to the creation and its appearance. Weaving coils of clay, taking them through transformative processes as if layering meanings and symbols in a pattern. Personal intertwining with historic, imagined with realistic lacing artist’s creative world.
Elena’s work is both a sculpture in itself as well as a backcloth for wondrous to take place. It is an exchange of natural or architectural backdrops for conceptual landscapes of colour, font and form.