THE LIGHT INSIDE IS BROKEN, BUT I STILL WORK, 2023
Acrylic and mixed media on raw canvas
120 x 60 cm (120 x 30 cm each)
Digital animation created with creative coding by Marco Dvorak
text by Lena Zak
Lena Zak is a mixed-media artist whose primary medium is painting, who also explores text-based work, and sculptural objects. Her practice delves into the interplay between destruction and creation as she works with the symbiotic bond between these seemingly opposing forces. She explores acoustic and visual relationships while the sound often shapes the landscapes of her abstract paintings, resulting in a visuality with calligraphy-like qualities. In essence, Lena Zak’s body of work serves as a testimonial to duality and entwined forces that shape our world — creation emerging from destruction, harmony from chaos.
Marco is a multimedia artist, combining animation, creative coding and music in his works. Influenced by his background in graphic design, he often utilizes sharp, bold aesthetics integrating typography and a restrained color palette. Diving deep into experimentation, he discovers creative freedom through unpredictable outcomes.
During their time at GlogauAIR, the artistic duo explored the theme of burnout as an intricate, intimate experience and a common result of many pressures of our social environment, as well as our own inherited beliefs. The window showcase is, however, discussing the duality within one’s self perception.