I was born in Minsk (Belarus) and since 2004 I live and work as an artist in Switzerland (Zurich). I painted my first artworks when I was four years old and they were copies of famous paintings from artists of the past. The painting came easy to me and was natural, which is why it did not feel like a special or unique talent to me. Nevertheless, I continued to paint as a hobby throughout my teenage years and up to my economics degree at the University. 

I love to experiment with materials and different art styles: drawing realistic portraits with pastel, sceneries, and abstraction with oil, minimalism with charcoal, landscapes in encaustic (hot wax painting) technique. But figurative art turned out to be my all-time favorite technique.

In 2014, I got to know encaustic, a technique that uses hot wax as the medium. I started my research about the oldest drawing technique of the world and experimented with different materials. During the next three years that I worked with this technique, I made a collection of landscapes and marines.  With this new collection, I successfully participated in several international exhibitions in Europe. Since 2017, additionally to encaustics, I am working on a new collection of paintings out of charcoal and real gold leaves (24k). Still, my desired technique remains oil painting and my abstract projects.

In 2020 my art studio Lagun Art Atelier relocated to a new address in the old town of Zurich Froschaugasse 3. The atelier can be visited by appointment.

Since 2012, I organize up to two personal exhibitions a year in my gallery, as well as participate in 4 to 6 international exhibitions a year. 

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