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 studies at the University.

Since 2001 I worked as an interior designer, carpet designer, fashion, and jewelry designer, where I could use my talent and passion for drawing and painting.

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 style.

In 2014, I got to know encaustic, a technique that used hot wax as the medium and soft pigments by ancient Encaustic Fayums portraits and later for famous encaustic paintings by Jasper Johns, Lynda Benglis, Martin Kline. I started my research about the oldest paintings technique in the world and experimented with different materials. During the next three years that I worked with this technique, I made a great collection of landscapes and marines. With this new collection, I successfully participated in several international exhibitions in Switzerland and Europe.

 

Since 2017, additionally to encaustics, I am working on a new collection of paintings out of charcoal and real gold leaves (24k): Black&Gold project. Still, my desired technique remains oil painting with cold wax medium and my abstract project.

In 2020 my art studio Lagun Art Atelier relocated to a new address in the old town of Zurich (Niederdorf) in Switzerland.

My atelier and art gallery can be visited by appointment.

Since 2012, I organize up to two personal exhibitions a year in my own art gallery, as well as participate in 4 to 6 international exhibitions in Switzerland, UK, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Austria and other countries a year. 

Lagun ART Atelier in Zurich Niederdorf (Froschaugasse 3)

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Lagun Art Atelier: Froschaugasse 3, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

© 2020 created by Elena Lagun