Portrait of Your Dream - Master Class

EKATERINA ABRAMOVA’S MASTER CLASS

“PORTRAIT OF DREAM”

Master class Portrait of Dream is a unique opportunity to work with the subconscious using color and composition in order to find out one’s intentions and goals in life, and to realize them. The Master class helps to look inside yourself, express your thoughts and feelings through creativity. This is like a snapshot of your own Self. It’s coming face to face with yourself and helping yourself, discovering your creative potential, and changing with ease your today’s reality.


The basics of visual arts are akin to those, on which based psychology and process of harmonization of personality. Thus, the Master class becomes a powerful instrument of self-cognizance, self-awareness, and personal growth. It’s an amazing journey to one-self. We leave our dreams, intentions, hopes on a piece of paper using paints. We add to colors and forms enjoying creative freedom.


This Master class is for everyone, no matter if it’s a professional artist or the one who took up brushes for the first time. You will rediscover yourself and get a unique experience of communicating with yourself. During the Master class we will find our major intentions and problems, and will begin to solve them with the ease of an artist-improviser that lives in each of us. We paint harmony, and it stays with us. We recall a child-discoverer in ourselves, looking with trust at the world around us.


We work with different professional materials, get acquainted with improvisation in art, learn several methods working with paints, and create one or several sheets of paintings.

In the process, I come to each of you and explain the basics of painting. Color, spot, mass, tint, proportion, and combination of the whole.


With each new creation you will see your works become more harmonious and more professional. You will be able to paint at home and visualize your life as bright and happy.

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New interview for PIAZZA NAVONA. Italy. With Chiara Ricci

New interview for Art Factory Studios. Spring Art Walk

International Graphic Festival. 2018 Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh, India

International Art Festival. Catalogue.

world Art Yearbook. 2017. Selected Artists. 

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Opening reception of my solo show JOURNEY at Museum of Russian Art.

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Article about me at ACS Magazine.

I did screenshots from the article and share it with you.

“Ekaterina Abramova shares “Life of an artist is an adventure; it’s unpredictable, unstable, and I love it! I love it because it keeps you focused on now, on this very moment. Full time artist means you are alive full time!".” Read Ekaterina’s story starting on page 154 in the ACS Magazine January/February 2018 Issue at acs-mag.com. Published by Renée LaVerné Rose (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief). “

 

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My Interview in Driftwood Press Magazin

New Year started with my interview in Driftwood Press Magazin. Here is the link for to 2018 issue.

I am sharing with you screenshots of my Intervew and you can also read entire issue using the link.

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d32313_1a06f95dae6a42ea8184de3e5d2a2363.pdf

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Thanksgiving and Holiday Season with Love.

Русский ниже.

From Artist Ekaterina Abramova

with Love and Gratitude

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Happy Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, and Thank you for attending my event The Story Of One Painting.

As I promised I am sending you video/slideshow about our event:

https://youtu.be/RBWNc6SXHpM

It was amazing, a lot of presents and surprises, new and old friends, beautiful energy and happy time together))! Love Life!

Holyday Season is coming soon; and you don’t need to go looking for gifts for your friends and family)), — you can find them here. Find a zodiac picture or picture with symbol/helper for your loved ones, your family members, or colleagues at work. Each zodiac picture is unique, made in freehand style.

Free shipping for you!

Each zodiac is $100. Gold and silver ink on paper. 4x6” (10,16x15,24cm).

Order whichever is yours!


Love & joy,
Ekaterina
www.artabramova.info
www.artabramova.com
Instagram  artabramova
Twitter  @Ekateri22440439

От художника Екатерины Абрамовой

с Любовью и Благодарностью


Мои дорогие друзья!

Благодарю,  благодарю, благодарю!

Желаю счастливых выходных в День Благодарения, и спасибо за то, что были на моем вечере - История одной картины.

Как я и обещала, я посылаю вам ссылку на короткое видео/слайдшоу о нашем вечере:

https://youtu.be/RBWNc6SXHpM

Это было волшебно, множество подарков и сюрпризов, прекрасная энергия, счастливое время вместе))!

Любить Жизнь))!

Скоро рождественские и новогодние праздники и вам не придётся искать подарки для друзей и семьи)), - вы можете найти их здесь))! Выберите картинку с зодиаком или символом-помощником для ваших любимых, или для членов вашей семьи, или для коллег на работе. Каждая картинка зодиака уникальна, и выполнена в стиле живой рисунок.

Бесплатная доставка для вас!

Каждый зодиак или символ - $100. Бумага, золотые и серебряные чернила 10х15 см. 

Закажите себе))!


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The Story Of One Painting.

Don't be satisfied with stories,

how things have gone with others.

Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi

My dear friends we didn’t see each other for some time, and I missed you a lot.
So the time has come for us to meet again, and I am very happy to invite you to the Temple of My Art -- my studio, again))!
I want to share with you the story of one painting, which I finished recently.
The Story of one Painting is the same as the Story of one Life, except that it's on canvas.
It will be non-formal Event, almost home Event. I will prepare special tea for you, and my kids will bake their amazing muffins.
Feel free to bring sweets and snacks of your choice; and also feel free to bring your friends and a lot of smiles.

Those of you who are away and woudn't be aible to make, simply know that I remember you all, and that no distance will break our bonds. Love knows no borders, neither does Art.

After our gathering I will put the pictures and the story itself on my website and social media. 
The Event will take place at my studio at Mana Contemporary. Studio B68 (Basement).
Waiting for you there))!

Sunday, November 19, 2-6pm

at Studio B68, MANA Contemporary

Address and directions:
MANA Contemporary
Studio B68
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel.:201-238-0087

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My interview for Heroine's Journey with Peter De Kuster

The Heroine’s Journey of Ekaterina Abramova

Posted by PETERDEKUSTERonSEPTEMBER 5, 2017

 https://theheroinejourney2016.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/the-heroines-journey-of-ekaterina-abramova/

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is my life. My whole life I do what I love. So I can say I am lucky))! It’s not easy but it’s worth it. Artist’s life is absolutely amazing journey always unpredictable and full of surprises. Not only good surprises but always important ones for you to grow as a human being and artist.

An artist shows the way to others and must be highly educated and spiritual person.

I love to learn, I am learning every moment when I am at the canvas, something wiser and much more powerful than I am myself painting through me, and this feeling is so strong and beautiful that I can only keep going, keep making love with life and art.

My artist statement is — In my art, I am searching for Man.

And my mission — to dig that Man out and bring Him forth in each of us.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? I think happiness is happiness)), it can’t be perfect or imperfect. And my happiness is my freedom, my art, my Tribe — the people I love and care about, and travels. Actually I am happy almost every time, even when I cry and feel sad, — at the same time I am happy because I feel, I can express my feeling and I am alive! Every day I am learning from the world around and myself — so this is also happiness. To know yourself — is happiness. I have people around me who I can rely on. My family. 3 absolutely beautiful and talented kids, my husband who understands me and my nature, my friends who are here for me, and I am always here for them. I am very happy to be in my studio working, thinking, painting, and I know when I am done for today then I have my tribe waiting for me, loving me.

Actually, the greatest happiness is being able to feel, to be able to express your feelings and to be in love with Life itself.

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is fear of my fears. Sure I have different fears. The fear of aggression, — when I see aggressive people or communicate with them I feel deep sadness for them. I am also afraid of loneliness, although I love to be alone sometimes. And I have the fear of, the resistance to coming out of my comfort zone. And I use this fear as my guide. If I feel this fear it means that I need to do exactly that — come out of my comfort zone. I always try to face my fears, make them useful for me. I love the book: The Art of War by Steven Pressfield. He wrote about this very well. I have one more fear — the fear of rejection. Yes, I am kind of selfish)) and I take very hard any rejection.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I love myself the way I am))! One trait I really deplore is most of the time I can’t just relax and do nothing. Something in me always pushes me to worry that I am too lazy, and it always seems to me that I do less than I should. So I constantly push myself to do more and more. And I do the same thing with my closest people, my family.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Carmen Herrera, Cuban-American abstract minimalist painter. Her passion for art is amazing and she is an example for many artists as the person with tremendous amount of self-confidence and patience.

Among non-living artists — it’s Gustav Klimt. He lived his life the way he wanted. Freedom of thinking and freedom of creating. He was the owner of his life.

What is my greatest extravagance? I have my own style of clothing. It’s a little bit of a gypsy style, little bit of a hippie)). I combine different garbs from different cultures. Most of the clothes I wear are made as a very limited edition, and in my private area I love to be naked.

I also love to touch everyone and everything))! I just don’t understand how things are, whether they are real or not, if I don’t touch them.

On what occasion would I lie? I will lie only if it will save someone’s life. I have my principals in life, and one of them is honesty. Dishonesty — I just can’t afford it! And don’t keep people around me who can lie for a reason or no reason.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Very often, I don’t like starting a new painting)), I love when it’s already painted 50%)), then I can just enjoy the details. Before the opening of exhibitions or my art events I feel so stressed and worried that I can’t communicate with people at all. That always happens on the eve of any event.

When and where was I the happiest in my work? I was in Miami staying at my friend’s apartment. I was making paintings there in a very free style being in love with the ocean. I invited the ocean to come and stay on my canvases, my friend was taking care of me and my needs, so I was only thinking about love and art.

Also I always feel very happy when I am thinking about the time when I had my studio at the house I used to rent for many years in the state of Goa, India. I had a studio with a balcony and an ocean view, and a lot of palm trees in front of me. These 2 places are always in my heart. Now I have my Temple of My Art at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, and am happy there as well))!

If I could, what would I change about myself? Nothing. I am the way I am, and I always want enrich myself with knowledge, wisdom, deeper understanding my nature and human nature on the whole.

What is my greatest achievement in work? After 20 years of studying and working I’ve become a very good artist, strong personality, and finally found my own voice in art!)) Albeit always pushing myself to do better than before.

Where would I most like to live? Right now I don’t have the exact place in mind. I am where I should be. But I have a vision that I will have a big house on the ocean shore with a garden, so that my friends can visit me, as was the case when I’d lived in Goa, India for 7 years. I will also create a workshop space — Art Resort. It will be close to my house, but separate space and place. By my nature I am a host)), I love to host people, organize different art and spiritual events.

What is my most treasured possession? My family and my friends, — my tribe is among my most treasured possessions; as well as my talent given me by God. Every day is a treasurer for me!

What is my most marked characteristic? I love life, I am always in love. And I love sex in all its manifestations. Actually everything we do has sexual foundation. I am constantly making love with life.

What is my most inspirational location in my city? Right now I live in Jersey City 15 minutes away from Manhattan and I have my studio at Mana Contemporary. I love my cave — my studio)), as I mentioned before — the Temple of My Art. In NYC my favorite places are Battery Park and Greenwich Village.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city? A sushi place in the West Village, NYC, called Kumo Sushi. I am addicted to sushi)) and the Japanese Cuisine. I love raw food more than the cooked one.

What books influenced my life and how? Nabokov’s Lolita, Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita and The Notes Of The Young Doctor, Josef Campbell’s The Masks Of God, Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose, Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years Of Solitude.

They helped me better understand myself at turning points of my life.

Who are my favorite writers? Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī) — a 13th century poet and mystic, A. Pushkin, Nabokov, Anton Chekhov, Erich Maria Remarque, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Mann, Homer, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? On my last day I would love to listen Indian mantras.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? The Little Prince in this everlasting tale by Saint-Exupery’s, which I call his bible for humanity.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Nikola Tesla, Genghis Khan, Osho (a.k.a. Rajneesh), Georgia O’Keefe. I believe each person we meet in our life is our teacher.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? La Belle Verte. The movie that dissolved my previous philosophy of life by saying to me: Be alive!!! Be connected!!!

What role does art play in my life and work? Art is my life and my work. I came here, to this planet, only to produce art and love. Art is my life force and my air to breath.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I have many people who love me and follow me, there are tens of thousands of them. I love all of them, and more who are supporting me and trust in me. Supporting artist is supporting life itself. All will come back to you more than double.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? With artist Mikhail Shemyakin, Larry Gagosian, and an L.A. based art dealer David Kordansky.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2017? I want to meet my Art Patron and my art dealer. “What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi. I would love to meet and collaborate with art dealers: John Corbett and Jim Dempsey, Bridget Donahue.. As well as Carol Greene Gallery, Gladstone Gallery.

What project in 2017 am I looking forward to work on? I have a great idea of my unique 3D Sculpture Project and I want to get the Guggenheim scholarship for that, need to find sponsors for making it come true.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017? You can see my work at the Aqua Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, December 6-10; at the Prak-Sis Gallery Aug. 25 — Sept. 9; Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; Gallery Of Music & Art, Las Vegas, NV; and me, you can see me at my Studio B68 at MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, and online — you can just google me or visit my websites: http://www.artabramova.infohttp://www.artabramova.com

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? When my passion does retire it will mean I left this body of mine and went on the next journey in a different universe.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Artist, curator, gallery owner and art consultant Mi-Yeon Kwon.

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Closing reception and presentation

 "If words come out of the heart,

they will enter the heart." - Rumy

Today - Monday August 21 from 6pm till 8pm.

Just after solar eclipse 2017))! This particular solar eclipse is all about creative energy and love! It's the time to think about your dreams and goals in life, and we will do it together during thus event.

Closing reception: party, artist talk, explanation of symbols, philosophy, love, wine and celebration of art and life))!

Invite your friends)) 🦋 Let's get together TODAYat the 3Squared Gallery, 157West 24th Street, Chelsea, NYC.

Closing Reception will take place TODAY, Monday,  August 21, 6pm--9pm.

Let's celebrate Art and Life together!)) Invite your friends, There'll be a lot of fun and surprises!

The Closing Reception will take place TODAY, Monday, August 21, 6-9pm

at 3Squared Gallery

Address and directions:
3Squared Gallery
157 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel.: 201-238-0087

You can take F, C trains to 23rd Street Station.

I am looking forward to see you there!!
Love & joy,
Ekaterina

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Solo exhibition Portrait of Dream at Prak-Sis gallery Chicago

Dear friends I am very happy to invite you to my solo show at Prak-Sis gallery downtown Chicago August 25 from 5pm till 8 pm.

Location: 16W  Ontario St. 1st. Floor Chicago IL 60654

It will be my first exhibition in this amazing city.

I fell in love with Chicago at the first sight and am very excited to come back and show my art. Please invite your friends))! Let's celebrate Art and Life together!!! Will be Chicago music band and other surprises))! 🎨🎁💕🎊🎉😊

Here is FB link for the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1386562821434582/?ti=icl


Love & joy. Ekaterina.
www.artabramova.info
www.artabramova.com
Instagram @artabramova
Cell: +1 201-238-0087
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Ave
Studio B68

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Opening Reception at 3SQUARED gallery

invites you to her Solo Exhibition in NYC

“I dream of painting, and then I paint my dream.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

I welcome you to my Solo Exhibit at 3Squared Gallery in New York City -- 157 West 24th Street, btw 6th & 7th Avenues (please see the address below). I will be exhibiting my selected works from my very recent New York collection made at MANA Contemporary.

The exhibition runs from Monday, August 14 to Monday, August 21. Gallery opening hours 11AM--6PM.

Opening Reception will take place on Monday,  August 14, 6pm--9pm.

Let's celebrate Art and Life together!)) Invite your friends, There'll be a lot of fun and surprises!

The Opening Reception will take place on Monday, August 14, 6-9pm

at 3Squared Gallery

Address and directions:
3Squared Gallery
157 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel.: 201-238-0087

You can take F, C trains to 23rd Street Station.

I am looking forward to see you there!!
Love & joy,
Ekaterina

201-238-0087
www.artabramova.info
www.artabramova.com
Instagram  artabramova
Twitter  @Ekateri22440439

If you'd like to continue receiving my emails, please add this email address to you contacts artabramova@artabramova.info

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Portrait of Dream. Портрет Мечты.

Русский ниже.

“I dream of painting, and then I paint my dream.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

 

I devoted more than 6 years of my life to my unique project Portrait Of Dream. And when you do something successfully for a long time, you become an expert in it. I created a lot of different paintings for different people. I learned a lot from my clients, which wasn’t always easy, but it was worth it. And now I am ready to launch it again with the renewed concept and energy!

So — What is Portrait Of Dream?

To find what it is you are welcome to come to the Temple of my Art, at my studio B68 in MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, on Wed. July 26, at 7pm.

You can take a look at the slideshow and read the text below  

See the ditails below.

The event will take place on Wed., July 26, 7-10pm

at Studio B68, MANA Contemporary

Address and directions:
MANA Contemporary
Studio B68
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel.: 201-238-0087

The MANA Art Complex is located just 2 miles from Holland Tunnel, if you ‘re travelling by car; and an easy 8-min. walk from the Journal Square PATH Train Station, which you can reach from the World Trade Center (3rd stop) or the 33rd Street (last stop) PATH Train Stations.

I am looking forward to see you there!!
Love & joy,
Ekaterina

201-238-0087
www.artabramova.info
www.artabramova.com
Instagram  artabramova
Twitter  @Ekateri22440439

Я посвятила больше 6 лет жизни моему уникальному проекту Портрет Мечты. Был период, когда я настолько погрузилась в этот проект, что у меня не было времени ни на что другое. И конечно, когда делаешь что-то долго и успешно, то становишься экспертом в своём деле. За эти годы я написала большое количество совершенно разных Портретов Мечты и для совершено разных людей. Так как и люди все уникальны, так и картины для них создавались уникальные. Я многому научилась у своих клиентов, и это часто было не легко, но всегда стоило того. После этих лет концентрации на проекте, я дала себе перерыв в 2 года. Это было необходимо по многим причинам, главная — это продумать и прочувствовать все сделанное. И сейчас я готова продолжить проект Портрет Мечты с новой энергией и новым пониманием процесса.

Что же это такое  — Портрет Мечты?

Если Вы здесь, в Нью Йорке, пожалуйста, приходите на мой вечер посвященный этому проекту. Если нет, то пройдите по этой ссылке, посмотрите видео и прочитайте текст. Ссылка ниже  

 

English. Please read text.  

Русский. Пожалуйста, читайте текст.  

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Event about LOVE

Artist Ekaterina Abramova

invites you to her event The Temple of my Art

 

“Whatever you love - you are.” — Rumi

Life is beautiful. And it becomes even more beautiful when you do what you love to do. I have three very important things that I need to have all the time: Love, Art, Nature.

To be alive I need love, to express my love I need art, to create art I need Nature. I believe all of us need these things in our lives.

I was traveling for being more with nature, nature always showing the way to yourself. Nature is the best teacher.

What are your three important things in your life? Let's think and talk about it.

I would love to invite you again to the Temple of My Art, to my studio, on June 7, starting 7 pm.

And I believe for each of us Love will be one of the most important things in life. So let's talk about it, let's feel it and let's see it. Let's search for love. Let's share love and speak about love.

I will wait for you with all my love to discuss love. Let's share love, and not problems.

We can influence the world if we are in love with others and ourselves.

This event will be the first event as a discussion. Most of my works are dedicated to love and relationships. I am sending some of my new art works in this email.

Love comes first. And I would love to hear your ideas about the next topic. What can be the next event about?

The event will take place on Wed., June 7, 7-10pm

at Studio B68, MANA Contemporary

Address and directions:
MANA Contemporary
Studio B68
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel.: 201-238-0087

The MANA Art Complex is located just 2 miles from Holland Tunnel, if you ‘re travelling by car; and an easy 8-min. walk from the Journal Square PATH Train Station, which you can reach from the World Trade Center (3rd stop) or the 33rd Street (last stop) PATH Train Stations.

I am looking forward to see you there!!
Love & joy,
Ekaterina

201-238-0087
Instagram  artabramova

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New painting-transformer Triumvirate and new video.

Painting and music by me and video by Stass Klassen.  

PAINTING TRANSFORMER: TRIUMVIRATE. NINE PANELS

Acrylic, gold leaf, and markers on canvas

48x60 (101x153 cm), 2017

This interactive nine-panel piece could be interpreted and re-interpreted a zillion times over, always remaining the story of love, passion, and relationship.

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Master Class - Painting Your Dream.

Feedback from Ariel  Wang

https://www.facebook.com/arielzwang/posts/10154697418555889

https://www.facebook.com/arielzwang/posts/10154692855840889:1

I had an amazing spiritual painting session with the master teacher Ekaterina today. The lesson is completely different than those entertaining painting lessons, where one follows cookie cutter guidance to re-fabricate the same illustration. "Painting your dream" lesson gave us a chance to get in touch with our inner creativity, and let the forms to manifest itself. Ekaterina was very attentive and insightful in guiding students through the painting process. She also has a unique spiritual gift in interpreting visual symbols into life meanings. I would recommend the class to those who are curious about learning more about themselves or want to paint something original.

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My beautiful and talented student Samrat.

Feedback from his mother after our art class: 

I really appreciate her works and she is a great guidance during the workshop for kids...............  She is very inspiring to the kids. My son was very happy and comfortable attending the workshop with her. All the best Ekaterina.

 

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