Lena Schmidt's »Urban Scapes« are places that are generated from non-places, from the transit zones of the big city: traffic junctions, road networks, intersections, etc. What is striking is that all of these scenes are deserted. And yet the big city architecture shown never seems soulless and cool. Because the artist gives these real places a new form, puts them in a new light and exposes the viewers to a confusing interplay of reality and image reality, identity and relation, thus captivating them to her images. The results are hybrid objects. Contemporary objet trouvés. Snapshots from a dark, fascinating world.

»Industrial No.2«, 2014, Lena Schmidt, acrylic marker, paint, enamel, cement on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 61 × 53 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Industrial No.2«, 2014, Lena Schmidt, acrylic marker, paint, enamel, cement on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 61 × 53 cm

»Autobahn No. 3«, 2012 enamel on wood, carved into wood, 76 × 57 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Autobahn No. 3«, 2012 enamel on wood, carved into wood, 76 × 57 cm

»Biscayne Blvd No. 2«, 2011, marker on wood, scratched into wood, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Biscayne Blvd No. 2«, 2011, marker on wood, scratched into wood

»Biscayne Blvd«, 2010, marker on wood, scratched into wood, 77 × 45 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Biscayne Blvd«, 2010, marker on wood, scratched into wood, 77 × 45 cm

»NW 7th Avenue«, 2010, marker scratched from wood, 77 × 34 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»NW 7th Avenue«, 2010, marker scratched from wood, 77 × 34 cm

»56th Street Night«, 2010, marker on wood, 100 × 100 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»56th Street Night«, 2010, marker on wood, 100 × 100 cm

»56th Street Day«, 2010, marker on wood, 100 × 100 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»56th Street Day«, 2010, marker on wood, 100 × 100 cm

»NW 36th Street«, 2010, spraypaint scratched from wood, 112 × 34 cm

»Hamburg–Luzern«, 2010, acrylic paint on wood, floorpaint, enamel , scratched into wood 166 × 90 cm, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Hamburg–Luzern«, 2010, acrylic paint on wood, floorpaint, enamel , scratched into wood 166 × 90 cm

»Board No.1« and »Board No.2«, 2010, scratched into old skateboard, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Board No.1« and »Board No.2«, 2010, scratched into old skateboard, Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving
»Board No.1« and »Board No.2«, 2010, scratched into old skateboard

Artwork by Lena Schmidt, www.lenaschmidt.com, Art, Wood, Drawing, Painting, Carving, »Autobahn No. 1«, 2008, enamel scratched from wood, 163 x 57 cm
»Autobahn No. 1«, 2008, enamel scratched from wood, 163 x 57 cm

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