Biography of Irena Orlov
Irena Orlov, innovative, contemporary fine artist, architect, designer, illustrator, photographer is known for creating captivating works which are full of energy.
Extraordinary versatile in her mediums, Irena could never imagine life without art. She is an artist whose path in the fine arts has led her to a unique expression of mood and color. The combination of antique and a very clean, crisp modern design sense creates a highly prized, individual art style. Her images begin spontaneously and give expression to personal creativity and insight. Each piece is unique in design. Irena often prefers to think of herself as a craftsman, constructing, or interpreting imagery and messages from her conscious and subconscious mind.
I've been drawn by the magical beauty behind fine arts and design since childhood. Having a successful carrier in architecture and design for quite a long time, I began to deal with fine art.
I began to look for new ways to express my emotions and feelings. The process of creating art gave me what I wanted - endless ways of expressing myself.
During the creating process, I don't limit myself to a specific style or medium therefore my art is mostly represents mixed media. My creating process is based on my emotions and my mood. I'm very spontaneous. Today I might use photography to convey my feelings...tomorrow I might paint to express myself. My work is infused with spirit and energy I felt at the moment I created it. It encourages viewers to interpret it their own way. My art evokes different feelings in the audience depending on their individual experiences and memories.
Irena has lived in Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Canada, and now lives and works in Los Angeles.
I was and continue to be inspired by the beauty of the world around me and can spent hours to explore it. The rapid world at which is everything changed so fast, I discovered that I will never live in quite the same world. Life unfolds only in moments. Capturing moments that are full of emotion is the key to my art.
Photography By Natalia Bereznyuk
All Photographs By Natalia Bereznyuk
In addition to galleries my art has appeared in major retail stores such as Sears, Walmart, Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Pier1, Deny Designs, Jcpenney, Home Goods, Rogers Furniture, Design Center Furniture, Lowe's, Uebinger's Furniture Co, 5th Avenue Furniture, Ashley Furniture HomeStore etc and has been seen on catalogs, on line shopping, and in fund raising catalogs, has been licensed for wall art, calendars, home accessories, bedding.
-Women's Caucus For the Arts
-ISAP, International Society of Acrylic Painters -NAIA, National
-Association for Independent Artists -American Women Artists
-The Print Center
-Blue Line Arts