The Autumn Auction 202010 DEC 2020 7:00 PM
33. Lena Brazin
Inscribed ‘London, 2020’
Gouache on 250 gsm Stonehenge paper
33 x 28 cm.
Painted in June 2020
£320 - 480View shipping estimates
“Our favourite spot in a bar is at the bar.” Lena Brazin's often surreal and always intriguing paintings are an invitation to explore another reality.
Lena explains her figurative and narrative painting: "I explore and express metaphysical, mystical, and spiritual themes of human life through an intuitive approach to painting where vivid colour and bold drawing form a base for my expressive language.
The use of exaggerated personal and symbolic imagery evokes questions and creates an imaginative space for the viewer to occupy. Multiple layers of paint, with different paces of application, reflect the complexity of the reality that we live in.
My work is a fusion of the two seemingly disconnected worlds of Seen and Unseen. Supernatural is often being shown through the invented cartoon and fluid-like characters which collide and merge with our reality. They are the bridge that leads the viewer to think beyond their material existence. I also describe this depiction and disclosure of other dimensions of our consciousness as „Materialised Immateriality“.
Education: Painting studio programme, Turps Art School, London, 2019
Recent exhibitions: RA Summer Show 2020, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2020; Ancient Deities, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh 2020; FBA Futures 2020, Mall Galleries, London 2020; Exceptional graduate art award, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2020; Turps Painters 2019, Turps Gallery, London 2019; Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, London, 2018; Bow Open Show, Nunnery Gallery, London, 2018.