© 2020 created by Elena Lagun

I was born in Minsk (Belarus) and since 2004 I leave and work as an artist in Switzerland (Zurich). My first artworks I painted when I was four years old and it was copies of Viktor Vasnetsov’s, Vrubel, Serov and other famous Russian artists' paintings. 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). 

Since 2012, I organize up to two personal exhibitions a year in my gallery, as well as participate in 4 to 5 international exhibitions.