Although one might think that one has already passed this street lamp, this building or that bridge in Lena Schmidt's series »Hammerbrook«, they do not just represent an image of the urban space. Rather, they are constructed landscapes. They find their role models in peripheral areas and in lost wastelands of Hamburgs city district Hammerbrook. The artist captures striking situations in quick sketches or photos, takes individual aspects from them and finally puts the fragments back together on wooden panels she finds outside to create a completely new world. It gives us an insight into abandoned buildings or backyards, which are sometimes reminiscent of backdrops and are wrapped in an almost mysterious atmosphere.

»Hammerbrook (part 2)«, acrylic paint on wood, scratched into wood, 450 × 150 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Hammerbrook (part 2)«, acrylic paint on wood, scratched into wood, 450 × 150 cm

»Hammerbrook (part 1)«, acrylic paint on wood, scratched into wood, 450 × 150 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Hammerbrook (part 1)«, acrylic paint on wood, scratched into wood, 450 × 150 cm

»Hammerbrook«, acrylic paint on wood, scratched into wood, 900 × 150 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Hammerbrook«, acrylic paint on wood, scratched into wood, 900 × 150 cm

»Bullerdeich«, 2013, marker on wood, carved into wood, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Bullerdeich«, 2013, marker on wood, carved into wood

»S Bahn Hammerbrook No. 3», 2011, enamel scratched from wood, 139 × 86 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»S Bahn Hammerbrook No. 3», 2011, enamel scratched from wood, 139 × 86 cm

»Brandshoferdeich 66«, 2011, marker on wood, scratched into wood, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshoferdeich 66«, 2011, marker on wood, scratched into wood

»Soninstr.« 2010, marker on wood, scratched into wood, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Soninstr.« 2010, marker on wood, scratched into wood

»Brandshofstr.«, 2010, acrylic paint scratched from wood, enamel scratched from wood, 119 × 74 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshofstr.«, 2010, acrylic paint scratched from wood, enamel scratched from wood, 119 × 74 cm

»Hammerbrookstr.«, 2009, painted, printed scratched wood, 81 × 80 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Hammerbrookstr.«, 2009, painted, printed scratched wood, 81 × 80 cm

»Brandshofkreuzung«, 2009, painted, printed scratched wood, 81 × 80 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshofkreuzung«, 2009, painted, printed scratched wood, 81 × 80 cm

»Brandshof«, 2008, scratched out of wood, 121 × 100 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshof«, 2008, scratched out of wood, 121 × 100 cm

»S Bahn Hammerbrook«, 2008, enamel and spraypaint on wood, 520 × 185 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»S Bahn Hammerbrook«, 2008, enamel and spraypaint on wood, 520 × 185 cm

»Brandshoferdeich«, 2008, marker on wood, 196 × 55 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshoferdeich«, 2008, marker on wood, 196 × 55 cm

»Brandshofhalle«, 2007, marker on wood, 200 × 81 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshofhalle«, 2007, marker on wood, 200 × 81 cm

»Brandshof Foyer«, 2007, scratched from acrylic painted wood, 366 × 244 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshof Foyer«, 2007, scratched from acrylic painted wood, 366 × 244 cm

»Hammerbrook No. 2«, 2006, scratched from acrylic painted wood, 130 × 200 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Hammerbrook No. 2«, 2006, scratched from acrylic painted wood, 130 × 200 cm

»Brandshof No. 1«, 2006, marker on wood, 180 × 130 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Brandshof No. 1«, 2006, marker on wood, 180 × 130 cm

Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving, »Hammerbrook No. 1«, 2005, acrylic paint scratched from wood, Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Fine Art,
»Hammerbrook No. 1«, 2005, acrylic paint scratched from wood

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