Learn how to see.
Realize that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo da Vinci
My name is Jelena, an artist and illustrator based in Austria who is mostly known for her black and white, line-based artwork. I find inspiration in many things such as music, movement, typography, nature and science. A combination of theoretical and visual research are constant factors within my work and I love to explore the creative process as a combination of drawing from observation as well as imagination.
By nature, I have always been a very curious person but never truly acted out on the impulse to explore. For most of my life I had been more of an observer and less of a creator of things. I did not dare to think of art as a possible path of life. It all changed in 2014 when I decided to quit my 9 to 5 job as an architect and finally allowed my hands to create what my eyes had been curiously observing all these years. I finally became a maker - where my mind wandered my pen followed. The world as seen through my eyes is a place of moving structures, patterns and details where everything connects and disconnects. I feel most happy and authentic when I am able to reach a balance between narrative and abstract, between awareness and wonderment.
The name OF ATOMS AND LINES derives from my interest in movement and its connection to space and time - an ongoing exploration of how motion affects matter and vice versa.
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
Jelena works with a wide range of clients worldwide and focuses on illustration commissions, logo & branding, package design, murals as well as private art commissions and tattoo designs.
She received a MSc in Architecture from the Technical University in Graz, Austria and a MA in Illustration and Visual Media from the London College of Communication in London, UK. She currently lives and works in Graz, Austria.
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WILD MINDS THINK ALIKE | Interviev with Wild-Minded studio (London/UK - Sydney/AUS)
DRAWN VOL.1 - The Best Illustrators Worldwide | Book publication by Crooks Creative (Melbourne, Australia)
DOODLERSANONYMOUS.COM | Featured article by Lauren Konopacki
MICRO GALLERIES | short film "the beauty of lines", Graz - AT
FOOUND - GENEVA | solo show "line by line", Geneva - CH