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.

Lena Schmidt
»Industrial No.3«, 2021, Lena Schmidt, acrylic marker, paint, enamel, cement on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 61 × 53 cm
Lena Schmidt
»Industrial No.2«, 2014, Lena Schmidt, acrylic marker, paint, enamel, cement on ply wood, carved into ply wood, 61 × 53 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Autobahn No. 3«, Lena Schmidt, 2012 enamel on wood, carved into wood, 76 × 57 cm

Lena Schmidt
»Biscayne Blvd No. 2«, Lena Schmidt, 2011, marker on wood, scratched into wood

Lena Schmidt
»Biscayne Blvd«, Lena Schmidt, 2010, marker on wood, scratched into wood, 77 × 45 cm

Lena Schmidt
»NW 7th Avenue«, Lena Schmidt, 2010, marker scratched from wood, 77 × 34 cm

Lena Schmidt
»56th Street Night«, Lena Schmidt, 2010, marker on wood, 100 × 100 cm

Lena Schmidt
»56th Street Day«, Lena Schmidt, 2010, marker on wood, 100 × 100 cm

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

Lena Schmidt
»Hamburg–Luzern«, Lena Schmidt, 2010, acrylic paint on wood, floorpaint, enamel , scratched into wood 166 × 90 cm

Lena Schmidt
Lena Schmidt
»Board No.1« and »Board No.2«, Lena Schmidt, 2010, scratched into old skateboard

Lena Schmidt
»Autobahn No. 1«, Lena Schmidt, 2008, enamel scratched from wood, 163 x 57 cm

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