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" If your picture is clear to you, you don't have to paint it "                                                                            Salvador Dali

About me and my art way

Painting has been my favorite pastime since childhood. At the age of 4, it gave me great pleasure, apart from my own drawings, to precisely copy works of art by world-famous masters of painting. It was easy for me to bring back the realism in my paintings and drawings because I intuitively felt the proportions, color combinations and perspectives. Later, visiting art museums, I studied the secrets of painting from old masters and learned painting techniques from art books. That was my first art school. 

After graduating from university (Economics and Finance), I graduated from the Art International School in Moscow, majoring in Art History.


In my abstract, figurative or landscape paintings, I strive to reflect my feelings and emotions that I feel in the moment and time involved. I am not limiting myself to just one subject or theory. With my works of art, I try to convey the beauty and power of nature, people and the world around them to the viewer in details, in reflection, in movement or in quiet statics.


After independently studying all known painting techniques from watercolor to acrylic and oil painting through experiments with art materials, I choose the subjects and styles of my paintings to suit specific art projects. This can be from figurative to abstract art style. A special painting technique that I treasure and that has existed for 3000 years is encaustic (encaustic), which means "hot wax painting" in Greek. I mostly use this painting technique for my landscape paintings.


With my art project "Abstract is Reality", I would like to address art investors as well as the general public. My paintings in impressionistic and abstract style fit perfectly in living rooms, as interior decoration in offices, in hotels and other public spaces as well as art investments for the discerning public, art collectors and art investors. In addition to the traditional oil painting technique, I also use other mixed media art materials such as cold wax for my abstract paintings to enhance the effect of my painting. This allows not only to achieve a harmonious combination of different oil colors and smooth transitions of their halftones, but also a slightly shimmering 3D effect.


I find inspiration for my artworks in nature, phenomena, moods and feelings of people, my fantasies, reflections or nostalgia, but I also want to give everyone the opportunity to see their unique world in my paintings. .


Abstract is Reality: art series by Elena Lagun at SWISSARTEXPO 2021

From August 25th to 29th, 2021 in the SBB Event Hall of Zurich Main Station


Zurich (ptp025/08/20/2021/16:00) - For the third time, SWISSARTEXPO opens its doors in the venerable Zurich main station. Numerous talented artists present their extraordinary works to an excited audience. Among the artists this year, Elena Lagun is represented with her special oil paintings.

"If you know your picture in advance, you don't have to paint it!" - a recommendation from Salvador Dali, who follows Elena Lagun with all her passion and therefore creates creative and imaginative works without rules in a breathtaking oil painting technique. With her art project "Abstract is Reality" she wants to address not only the general public but also art investors and designers. Her impressionist-abstract style paintings are ideal for living spaces, office or hotel interiors, as well as art investments for discerning audiences such as art collectors and business people. 

In her wonderful oil painting technique with cold wax, she creates a harmonious combination of different colors and smooth transitions in their halftones. A slightly shimmering 3D effect also enhances the radiant effect of her paintings. In her art studio in Zurich, she inspires her select audience in the heart of Switzerland's largest city. Already at the age of 4 she was a talented painter and draftswoman, imitating the great masters of art history. After studying at the art academy and after graduating from university (economics and finance), the gifted artist graduated from the Art International School in Moscow with a focus on art history.

In her elegant, simple, yet powerful landscape paintings, she strives to reflect the feelings and emotions she is feeling at the time. She was not limited to just one topic or one theory. With her works of art, she tries to convey the beauty and power of nature, people and the world around them to the viewer in details, reflection, movement or in quiet statics. She finds inspiration for her artworks in nature, phenomena, moods and feelings of people, in their fantasies, reflections or in nostalgia.

At this year's SWISSARTEXPO, from August 25th to 29th, she offers visitors the opportunity to find her unique world in her pictures. Elena Lagun is also exhibiting her works NEBELSEE (oil on canvas, 150x120 cm), SUNSET (oil, color pigments on canvas, 100x120 cm) and six works from the "LANDSCAPE" series (watercolor on watercolor paper, 30x30 cm) in the original.

At the same time, the newly issued art catalog will be presented exclusively with even more works by the artist.

More about Elena Lagun's life and art can be found on her website at:


Contact: Jenny-Rose Zenklusen

Phone: +41 797880202



2011 - present                          independent Swiss artist2004 -2011
2004 - 2011                    
          move to Switzerland. founding ArtEL Carpet GMbH, interior designer


2001 - 2004                             International Art&Design Academy (studies)

1998 - 2004                             Art Designer at Kilimai Carpet (Lithuania) 
since 1991                                married, 3 children

​1992 -2001                               Finance Manager at Private Bank

1988 - 1992                              Economic & Finance University, Minsk (study)

1978 - 1988                              Primary school and high school, Minsk (study)
since 1975                               self-taught painter


March 1971                               born in Minsk (Belarus)


Since 2012, as an artist and member of the Swiss Artists' Association, I have been organising up to two solo exhibitions per year in Zurich, as well as participated up to 6 time per year in established international art fairs in Switzerland, UK, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria and other countries.
My  landscapes, figurative and abstract paintings, art collages, and encaustic artworks are in various private collections in Switzerland and around the world.

The next exhibitions in 2023 :

art3f International Art Fair, Zurich, Apr..2023 

art3f International Art Salon Monaco, Aug.2023

art3f International Art Salon Lausanne, Oct. 2023

Galerie am Lindenhof, Zurich, Sep. 2023



Past exhibitions:

2022 (November) International Art Fair Mulhouse, France

2022 (October) Galerie am Lindenhof, Zurich, Switzerland

2022 (October) Art International Zurich, Switzerland

2022 (September) International Art Salon Lausanne, Switzerland

2021 (October) 23.Art International Zurich, Switzerland 30.09-3.10

2021 (August) Swiss Art EXPO, Zurich, Switzerland 25.08. -29.08.2021

2021 (April) art3f International Art Fair, Lausanne, Switzerland

2020 (October) 22.Art  International Zurich-puls 5, Zurich

2020 (April) Luxembourg Art Fair

2020 (January) Paris International Art Fair

2020 (January) Art International Innsbruck, Austria


2019 (November) Mulhouse International Art Fair

2019 (September) 21st Art Zurich - Puls 5, Zurich

2019 (April) Luxembourg Art Fair


2018 (September) 20th Art Zurich - Puls 5, Zurich

2018 (June) Parallax Art Fair - Chelsea Hall, London, UK

2018 (April) Solo exhibition ARTelPoint Gallery, Zurich


2017 (October) Parallax Aft Fair - Chelsea Hall, London, UK

2017 (September) 19th Art Zurich - Puls 5, Zurich

2017 (July) Montpelier, France, Art-Angel Gallery

2017 (June) Group exhibition ARTelPOINT Gallery, Zurich

2017 (May) Solo exhibition ARTelPOINT Gallery, Zurich


2016 (October) ST.ART - Strasbourg, France

2016 (September) 18th ART International Zurich, Switzerland

2016 (June) PARALLAX Art Fair - London, UK

2016 (June) RHY Art Basel - Basel Switzerland

2016 (January) Art International Fair - Innsbruck, Austria


2015 (December) Invest Forum - Lugano, Switzerland

2015 (October) 17.ART International Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland

2015 (June) Art International Monaco

2015 (September) Kunstsalon Solothurn


2014 (October) Solo exhibition  - Zurich, Switzerland

2014 (June) Art Fair Power of Earth - Solothurn, Switzerland

2014 (January) Kronen Gallery - Zurich, Switzerland


2013 (June) Galerie am Lindenhof - Zurich, Switzerland

2013 (October) Galerie am Lindenhof - Zurich, Switzerland

2013 (October) PARALLAX Art Fair - London, UK

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