The series »Urban Wilderness« goes beyond depicting real places. In the synthesis of organic structures and graphic elements, of material and motif, Lena Schmidt creates places of superimposed memories in which real and imaginary spaces are nested and merge with a dream-like subtlety. The original function of these places is irrelevant to the intensity of the motifs. The mystery inherent in these hidden sites is only heightened. And yet the abandoned, deserted landscapes do not appear as bleak symbols of decay. Rather, they only reveal the elegance and beauty of these places, showing their secret life beyond human beings.

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»Kaltehofe No.1«, Lena Schmidt, 2016, acrylic paint and acrylic marker on wood, carved into wood

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»Nordkanalstr.«, Lena Schmidt, 2016, acrylic marker and paint on wood, carved into wood, 29 × 75 × 10 cm

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»Suederstr. No.1«, Lena Schmidt, 2016, marker on wood, carved into wood, 106 × 80 cm

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»Entenwerder No.1«, Lena Schmidt, 2015, acrylic marker and paint on wood, carved into wood, 83 × 61 cm

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»Entenwerder No.2«, Lena Schmidt, 2015, acrylic marker and paint on wood, carved into wood, 61 × 77 cm

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»Wald«, Lena Schmidt, 2015, acrylic marker and paint on partly burned wood, carved into wood. 38 × 65 × 8 cm

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»Mauer«, Lena Schmidt, 2014, acrylic marker, acrylic paint on wood, carved into wood, 41 × 19 cm

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»Eilbek-Kanal«, Lena Schmidt, 2014, acrylic paint, marker, enamel on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 41 × 12 × 11 cm

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»Gestruepp No.1«, Lena Schmidt, 2014, acrylic marker, acrylic paint, enamel on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 78 × 61 cm


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»House No.1«, Lena Schmidt, 2014, acrylic marker, paint, enamel, cement on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 61 × 53 cm
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»Eiffestr. der Strassenrand No. 1«, Lena Schmidt, 2013, marker, acrylic paint, water color, cement on ply wood, 225 × 60 cm

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»Schimmelreiterweg No. 2«, Lena Schmidt, 2013, acrylic paint, marker, cement, water color on ply wood, carved into wood, 136 × 122 cm

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 »Schimmelreiterweg«, Lena Schmidt, 2013, acrylic paint, cement, water color, marker on wood, scratched into wood, 100 × 120 cm
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»Olympos No.2«, Lena Schmidt, 2013, marker, acrylic paint, enamel on wood, scratched and carved into wood, 120 × 100 cm

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»The Urban Wilderness At Bille Kanal No.2«, Lena Schmidt, 2013, acrylic paint, marker, enamel on ply wood, scratched and carved into ply wood, 120 × 100 cm

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»Olympos No. 1«, Lena Schmidt, 2013, marker on wood, carved into wood 100 × 100 cm

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»Bille-Kanal«, Lena Schmidt, 2011, acrylic paint and marker on wood, carved into wood

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