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Statement and CV

Lena Zak is a mixed-media artist primarily working in painting who also explores text-based and installation art. Her work focuses on the interplay of opposing elements, illustrating the connection between conflicting forces that influence our world. Themes such as duality, personal experiences, and generational trauma hold significant importance within her artistic practice. This is reflected through a contrasting black-and-white palette, compositions that blend chaos with harmony, and the use of destructive techniques to create new forms. In her creative process, Lena explores acoustic and visual relationships, allowing sound to shape the landscapes of her abstract paintings, resulting in a visuality with calligraphy-like qualities. Her body of work fundamentally mirrors the interconnected yet contradictory forces that shape our world: creation emerging from destruction, harmony from chaos, and the potential for positive growth from adversity.

Lena's artwork has been exhibited during group shows in European capitals, including London, Berlin, Lisbon, Athens, and Bratislava, as well as in New York, United States. Since 2020, her paintings have been listed on renowned art and design marketplaces such as Artsy, 1stDibs, and The Artling. Her work is part of private collections mainly in Paris, Prague and Bratislava but can also be found in the hands of collectors in the United States. She has completed art residency programs in Lisbon and Berlin, and she has spent the last decade primarily based between Lisbon (Portugal) and Prague (Czech Republic).​

Selected exhibitions & showcases




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