Influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement, Latvian artist Jelena Benson’s large scale paintings are concerned with the process of painting. Jelena approaches the canvas without pre-conceived ideas about colour and frame. Unrestrained by formality, her oil paintings are gestural, fluid and rich in colour. She approaches the canvases from different points applying new colours and shapes, layer upon layer so there is a sense of infinite space with no sense of centre She paints spontaneously creating rhythmic and structural movements, responding emotionally to the world around her to create these bold abstract works.
Jelena has exhibited in Latvia and the UK, including the Whitworth Museum in Manchester. She has recently had a solo show at the Sayle Gallery in the Isle of Man.