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Linda Lencovic

Linda Lencovic

'Conveying the sense of seeking the intangible and unattainable, a finely articulated game of belief construction is portrayed. Uncanny figures are seen transcending the everyday - engaging in ephemeral moments of magic, madness or miracle as they try to fill an unnamed loss.'

Selecting found images from photographs and videos Linda Lencovic presents figures that are in turn unnerving and absurd, captured in the midst of performing enigmatic acts. Seeking the intangible they reveal uncanny instants of trying to connect to something larger than the day to day.

Working with carefully chosen snapshots of moments that can be read in both positive and negative ways, Lencovic requires the viewer to either accept the tensions exposed in the ambiguous moment, or choose their own interpretation.

These tensions are mirrored in shimmering, thin layers of lacquer-like oil, which simultaneously push back reality whilst representing it; ghostly shapes are both painted on and revealed through numerous layers and techniques which remove the paint and allow previous layers, and the plain white gesso of the board, to shine through.

In these works Lencovic weaves a luminous spell, compelling the viewer into a miraculous, often absurd dark world.

Linda Lencovic was born in Canada, and currently lives and works in London. She completed her MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2006 and has since exhibited regularly both in the UK and abroad.

From 2007-2009 she was a co-organiser of The Red Velvet Curtain Cult, curating roaming exhibitions/interventions at various venues across London. Lencovic has shown in an exhibition at the Tate Modern and was recently a finalist in the Barbican Surreal Competition 2010.

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Linda Lencovic

2006 MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art and Design
1999 BFA Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design


2012 The Uncanny, Chapel Gallery, Lancashire
2011 Little Benefits, Cultivate Vyner Street, London
2011 25th Anniversary Auction, Freud Museum, London
2011 Answers on the Front of a Postcard, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 Big Deal Sexy 100, Spring Place, London
2011 Summer Exhibition, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 Magic, Madness or Miracle, Art Work Space, London
2011 SCOPE Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, New York
2011 Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 Wallpaper, Art & Design Galeria, Barcelona
2011 nine: An Exhibition of New Work By Nine Emerging Contemporary Artists, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 Melt Art Fair, Mile End Pavillion, London
2010 A Night- There Lay the Days Between, 242 Gallery, London
2009 Storm, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2009 Kill no more pigeons than you can eat, Benjamin Franklin House, London
2008 Lost Girls, No ID Gallery, London
2008 Lust and Luxuria, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2008 A Latin Electronic + Art Experience, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation & Iniciativa Colectiva, Miami
2008 Lunacy (On the Leap Year), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2007 Held In A Queue, Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver
2007 La Moustache, Kensington Market, Toronto
2007 Orkney Isles, Scotland
2007 La Moustache, Hope Lounge, New York
2007 Personality Plus, Tate Modern, London
2007 Prestalgia: Love Letters, Red Velvet Curtain Club, London
2007 La Moustache, Boa Taverne Moderne, Montreal
2007 MAD Art, Truman Brewery, London
2007 Hot One Inch Action, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver
2006 The Marmite Prize, The Residence Gallery, London
2006 Christmas Art Fair, The Empire Gallery, London

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Related Exhibitions

Answers on the Front of a Postcard

Summer Exhibition

nine: An Exhibition of New Work by Nine Contemporary Artists

SCOPE New York

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Fall Out on the Sawdust II
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Ascending Night and Day
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Neither Dusk Nor Dawn
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Run, Jump, Shake
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No Bottom
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Your Sleep Will Be Sweet
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Radiations of Space
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Luminiferous Ether
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The Comforter Has Come
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Measuring Deception
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