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“A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl”

Once upon a time and a very good time it was …

Before knowing to be an artist … she didn’t know yet that she would be an artist … before the moment she knew that she would be an artist …

In a James Joyceian manner, Lena Lapschina portrays an artist … namely an artist in her juvenescence, before she would even know that one day she would become an artist, and certainly before she would wake up in a country where artists believe it’s normal to live a precarious life in poverty.

Lena Lapschina is painting this full-of-happiness, brimming-with-confidence girl at Kulturhof Villach in bright colours, using (one of) her favourite material for murals: some rolls of heavy-duty duct tape.

Schauraum, Kulturhof Villach. Carinthia.

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