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.