Broken streets, destroyed infrastructures, helplessly dangling cables. The works in the »Broken Places« series show the eerie and at the same time beautiful silence after the storm. These places have experienced »catastrophes«, this seems to have been bad first and foremost for humans, whose fragile constructions could not withstand the violence while nature preserved its undisturbed beauty and sublimity. These motifs symbolize a crack in the reality that appears so unbreakable to us, whose thin, fragile surface is brought to our awareness by looking at these works by Lena Schmidt.

Lena Schmidt
»The Other Side No. 2«, 2021, Lena Schmidt, marker, ink, bitumen, acrylic paint on plywood, carved, polished and scratched wood, 124 × 107 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Fire No. 1«, Lena Schmidt, acrylic marker, acrylic paint and carvings on found plywood, 164 × 122 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Broken Street No.5«, Lena Schmidt, 2020, mixed media on found wood 165 × 120 cm

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»Broken Street No. 6«, Lena Schmidt, 2020, mixed media on found wood, 122 × 72 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Storm No.2«, Lena Schmidt, 2019, mixed media on found wood, 164 × 163 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Broken Street No.3«, Lena Schmidt, 2017, mixed technique on wood 72 × 94 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Broken Street No.2«, Lena Schmidt, 2017, mixed technique on wood, 72 × 94 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Storm No.1«, 2016, Lena Schmidt, acrylic paint and marker on wood, carved into wood (found object), 122 × 142 cm
Lena Schmidt
»The Other Side«, Lena Schmidt, 2016, acrylic marker and paint on wood, carved into wood (found object), 66 × 33 cm

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