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 (KU Leuven) with distincion (cum laude).
For over four years I have been developing my fine art skills at the St.-Lucas Academy of Visual Arts which helps me grow as an artist. In my spare time I have taken multiple Graphic Design courses to develop my graphic design skills.
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 four years I have been developing my personal and academic skills in the Saint-Lucas Academy of Fine Arts and I continue doing so today.
I deliberately push myself to experiment and create meanginful works 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 below.
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 simular purpose as creating art:
balancing the mind and spirit.
A couple of years ago I discovered the beautiful 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 gives me emotional and mental balance to achieve all the ambitious goals that I have set up for myself. 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.