My name is Elena Gontcharova and I am a Belgian/ Russian all-around creative. Currently I am working as an online content marketeer at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) and as a freelance content creator and artist.
In 2017 I obtained a bacherlor's degree in Communications and pr at the Artesis-Plantijn University College (magna cum laude).
That same year I did an Erasmus-exchange to the Solent University in Southampton (UK) where I studied Film and Television.
In 2019 I obtained my master's degree in Journalism at the University of Leuven with distincion (cum laude).
Multiple graphic design courses
Besides English, Dutch and French I also speak fluently Russian whereas this is my second mother language.
Fine art has always been a huge part of my everyday life. For over five years I have been developing my personal and academic skills in the Saint-Lucas Academy of Fine Arts with a specialization in drawing and I continue doing so today.
I deliberately push myself to experiment and create meanginful artworks that carry out emotions and expression. I do not necessarily want you to like my work, but I do want you to feel something. All my artworks carry a story. You can read about each one of them here.
I do work on commission for personalised artworks. Feel free to contact me and we will look into it together.
Yoga, to me, serves a similar purpose as creating art: balancing the mind and spirit.
A couple of years ago I discovered the power of yoga and it has been a big part of my everyday life ever since. Not only does yoga give me physical satisfaction, it also helps me with achieving emotional and mental balance to accomplish the ambitious goals that I have set up for myself. Even more than a part of my everyday routine, yoga became a lifestyle for me. Everyday I try to be present in the moment, to live my life consciously and to listen to myself and my own needs.
Recently I decided to share my passion with other people and this is why I started teaching yoga classes.