Artist Alena Khokhlova
Alena Khokhlova (Mixed Media Artist)
"My art is related to photography and plants. I am attracted by the lost ability to understand the Language of Flowers. I mostly begin my projects with flower semiotics, considering flowers as a social media through which people could communicate and talk about their emotions and feelings to each other.
At one point, I became interested in the variety and definition of each flower. Taking into account all the aspects of my projects related to the history of culture of Asian and European countries, I turned my artworks into a mixture of meanings and a search for symbols also grounded in archives and paintings. By analysing the semiotics of flowers from all over the world, I have managed to combine different cultures.
By giving a meaning to spaces, I strive to provoke a viewer's interest and revive the lost language through performance, installations, photographs and videos.

My works can be perceived an actual image, and as a mystical image, and as a religious-ethical one, depending on the space and audience.
This game of meanings provokes to read flower letters, mandalas, paintings, learn a new language, and unravel the artwork creation history.

I lived in China for a long time, I live in Indonesia now, and I was born in Russia, and thanks to studying traditions and beliefs, I have come to a personal experience and perception. Combining cultures and plants, I give a meaning to the plots of my artworks. I pick up flowers instead of paints and dissolve in my creativity flow."

– Alena Khokhlova –


The artist painstakingly immerses herself in each project, studies many books, archives, and interacts with the space energy. A deliberate sense of every image aligns with an extravagant creative thought that strikes spontaneously and suddenly, and more importantly hits the mark.

"When I close my eyes, I continue to see."

Alena Khokhlova was born in 1987 in Russia.
Since childhood, she loved drawing and Photoshop creating images, which she mastered herself. Alena completed interior design courses. She worked at a printing house and created the advertisement designs for magazines.

In 2011 she moved to China, where she continued her photography and artistic activities.
In 2014 she became a florist, learned from the best masters and Floral Schools of Europe and Russia and began to combine floristry with photography.
Since 2021, she has been studying at the Higher ART School "Sreda Obucheniya", at the Contemporary Art Faculty, for the Artist speciality.
She studied at the Transpersonal Art Therapy speciality, "Institute of Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology".

Alena currently lives and works on Bali and in Moscow.
The artist uses cut flowers and plants in her works, frequently uses media technologies and collage techniques to emphasize the meaning of flowers in her images.
Alena Khokhlova's artworks are recognisable, fresh flowers and plants energize each of them. She works with different media: digital art, photography, video, floristics, painting, installation.

As the artist herself says, "When working with living material, creative energy doubles, as if nature itself blesses and inspires me."

2022- International Art Festival (Quatar, Doha)
2022- International exhibition "Hypnos" on Venice Biennale. (Palazzetto Pisani. San Marco, Venice, Italy)
2022- Art exhibition "LACE" Russian Cultural Center in Paris. (Paris, France)
2021- Personal exhibition "Language of Flowers" (Guangzhou, China)
2021- Contemporary Floral Art Exhibition "Botanical Comfort" (Guangzhou, China)
2019- International Floral Body Show (Guangzhou, China)
2019- China Expo International Exhibition (Guangzhou, China)
Flowers magazine (rus). (Журнал Цветы)
Flowers magazine (rus). (Журнал Цветы)
On Instagram, Alena shares interesting moments of her work, useful lessons and new works. Follow to be inspired.
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