Cottage 8, 2020
Acrylic and oil on linen and wooden panel
About the Artist
Lena Brazin (b.1985, Slovakia) explores the seen and the unseen, attempting to materialise immateriality and the fullness of human existence through her figurative paintings. Lena paints the inseparable physical and spiritual worlds, combining metaphysical beings with people and objects from lived experiences. Lena's work is surprising and vital, representing an essential way of understanding the contemporary self. Lena lives and works in London, UK.
About the Artwork
Cottage 8 is a little painting on linen on limewood which is part of my ongoing Cottage series. This series focuses on the idea of displacement or being taken out of natural habitat using a mystical lens and perspective. These paintings are materialized objects of my yearning for nature and quiet zones. The cottage represents a sacred space where one holds its treasures. This Cottage 8 in particular is inspired by the little hut Cafe which in real life is situated in Regent’s Park in London. I always stop by this place when I visit this park, usually while meeting a friend for a walk or decompressing after the Frieze art fair.