Co-created wall pieces with Nirit Dekel
Lena Revenko, painter based in Tel Aviv, Israel, was born in the old Soviet Union Minsk, Belarus, and moved to Israel in 1990. She is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. Revenko holds solo exhibitions in Ilon Wiklanda Museum, Estonia, and Karuizawa New Art Museum, Japan, as well as in galleries among the world, including Israel, Japan, China and Estonia. She also participated internationally in many group exhibitions in the USA, Poland, Germany, UK.
I have always been interested in the relationship between people and the relationship of a person with himself. How people interact, what they keep as a secret from the others, what try to hide even from themselves, how to cope with anxiety, with passions, with problems.
In my works I show emotions and feelings in the form of animals and monsters, who interact with my human characters. Bother them, mock them, play, bite, need attention and do not let to relax. I like to mix references and inspirations from different worlds – mythological subjects with classical paintings, popular culture with old books. I often use ornaments and patterns. Nature elements, placed in order, acts as a shield against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world.