Lena Schmidt's work celebrates twilight zones, moments of transition, tipping points in the motifs as well as in the image carriers. She looks for leftovers of industrial wood, such as pallets or boxes, and is captivated by the traces of their history »written into« those planks and blocks. Her modus operandi is deliberately reduced, applying black edding, ink and shades of colored enamel on the wood, and at the same time scratching and carving it off. This preserves the unique character of the wood and results in works of reduced colouring, but with rich, manifold visual impression. The combination of technical-graphical colour application and organic material allows Schmidt's work not only to capture the very moment in her motif but the history and memory of the image carrier as well.

Lena Schmidt, Art, Kunst
      
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