24" x 24" New York October 7,1831 by Irena Orlov

New York October 7, 1831 Mixed Media ( oil paint, acrylic, collage on canvas) 24 x 24 inches, Retail: $10,000
Collection "The Link of Times. Contemporary Abstract with a touch of Antique."

The unique material that I use - Original Rare Antique Newspapers printed in 17th, 18th century. Published artwork ( open-ended prints of this artwork sold in thousand in retail stores around the world)

Published in the:
1. 2011 Art Buzz, The 2012 Collection
2. 2012 ART: Expressive Abstract by Irena Orlov - & 100 Famous Quotes
3. 2012 Aesthetica: The Art & Culture Magazine. Featured in The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual.
4. 2011 International Contemporary Artists vol III
"The Link of Times. Contemporary Abstract with a touch of Antique."

Newspapers have their own history as if they are mirrors of human mode of that time. They are unbiased chroniclers of the era they come from. Most of the newspapers belong to 17-19th century. I’m thrilled when I touch pieces of the newspapers because I touch frozen moments of past centuries. I feel breath of life at this moment. I can’t describe my emotions when I hold torn yellowish newspaper in my arms, it’s like as if there is a connection between me and a person who used to hold the same newspaper in his or her hands centuries ago. Newspapers can tell a lot of interesting stories from the past. My imagination explodes picturing moment of that everyday life. Time flied, babies were born, they grew and became adults. After they found their happiness and completed their missions, they died leaving behind something tangible – newspapers. I can’t be indifferent reading these newspapers. There is a invisible spiritual bridge between past and future cultures that crosses time lines. This energy and ideas behind these newspapers charge me. It pushes me to create new art structures – new art pieces. In other words, I transform these old ideas and antique media into a new concept, new language to express new ideas and thoughts.