Lena Brazin’s expressive figurative paintings explore the seen and the unseen, attempting to materialise immateriality, to reflect the fullness of human existence. Brazin paints the inseparable physical and spiritual worlds, combining metaphysical beings with people and objects from lived experiences. Whilst they speak to gentler matters of the soul, Lena Brazin’s paintings are vibrant, bold and confronting and as rich and busy as life itself. Brazin’s work is surprising and vital, representing an essential way of understanding the contemporary self.
Brazin (b.1985, Kosice, Slovakia) currently lives and works in London, UK. Largely self-taught, Brazin graduated from the alternative studio-painting programme at Turps Art School in 2019 and her work has been included in numerous exhibitions including "Coincidental Encounters" (Solo) Four You Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2021; "RA Summer Show 2020" Royal Academy of Arts 2020, London; "Ancient Deities" Arusha Gallery 2020, Edinburgh; "FBA Futures 2020" Mall Galleries 2020, London; "Exceptional" graduate art award, Collyer Bristow Gallery 2020, London; "Turps Painters 2019" Turps Gallery 2019, London; "Artist of the Day" Flowers Gallery 2018, London; "Bow Open Show" at Nunnery Gallery 2018, London. In addition, Brazin has been shortlisted for multiple prizes including: FBA Futures, Exceptional Graduate Art Award, Jackson’s Painting Prize and Bow Arts Open. Furthermore, her work is in the Soho House Collection as well as the hands of private collectors in France, Slovakia, Germany, the UK, the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Photo Credit: Jon Archdeacon