Art & Wall Decor by Elena Manferdini seen at Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, Los Angeles - Inverted Landscapes
Art & Wall Decor by Elena Manferdini seen at Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, Los Angeles - Inverted Landscapes

Inverted Landscapes

Elena Manferdini brings two dynamic art installations to the lobby of the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center in Van Nuys.
"Inverted Landscapes" is comprised of two multi-layered collages, each one detailing hyper-realistic depictions of nature, juxtaposed against colorful geometric forms.

The large-scale works by Elena Manferdini, combine geometrical gradients, perforations and inlays as a way to introduce depth, transparency and an immersive quality to a flat picture plane. The 12-foot-by-44-foot artwork inside the center uses protruding inserts, with cloud shapes and reflective disks that project a textured effect upon its surface.

The piece follows a similar theme to its exterior counterpart, which details photorealist orchids, leaves and butterflies, forming a harmonious collage across the space, with optical effects layered with material finishes.

Meet the Creator

Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Structural Engineering in Bologna, Italy with a professional degree in engineering and later from University of California Los Angeles with a Master in Architecture. In 2004, Manferdini funded Atelier Manferdini, an artist studio that has been recognized internationally for its ability to create new, distinctive and unique characters for public spaces by means of imaginative public art installations. In 2011, Manferdini was awarded a prestigious grant from the United States Artists (USA) Foundation for her achievements in architecture and design.”

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