Art is the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
Lena is a traveler presenting a travelogue through the faces she paints of people we find familiar in places we yearn to visit. Like a sculptor she reveals, but instead of chipping away, she adds pigments and materials with hand- and brush-strokes to bring the faces into textured relief on canvas. Doing so is a laborious birthing by which she supports their emergence into light and color, deftly conveying mood and emotion. For several years, Lena delivered faces in peaceful repose. Though many people think the images are of an enlightened being, they are not. They are the faces of every-person when we make contact with our essence, the penultimate place of peace. More recently, Lena has been channeling faces with eyes open. These faces are dynamic and awakened. They are looking out, not in. Projecting wisdom, confidence, and power, they engage the viewer actively. The faces of women embody fertility and the creative force; these are not women in a literal sense, but are figurative metaphors to the eruptive genesis of imagination. The faces of men embody clarity and the protective force; these are not men in a literal sense, but metaphors to the steady refinement of mastery. Evocative of people of the desert, these ambassadors of our collective inner realm implore us to recreate in our living the magic and mystery of our divine birth, in spite of—or more likely because of—our daily encounters with struggle. They remind us that beneath the surface we are all the same. They challenge us to harness our potent capabilities for the unselfish benefit of all, future generations especially. Lena’s inspired expression has brought international recognition, collector’s attention, and juried awards to her portfolio. Lena’s devotion to the human spirit leads her to diverse involvements with charitable causes across the face of the planet.
You touch people’s lives when you open their minds to possibilities.
I believe that my art is a spiritual expression of the eternal struggle and ultimate triumph of the human soul. My art comes from a place deep within myself; from the power of love that resonates inside us, reaches for the divine and touches something ultimately spiritual: the promise, truthful and sublime, that all will be well.
When you look at my art, reflect and be reflected. Behold your image as I see you, perfect and beautiful.
Lena Luckey (Lenka Luckey, “lenka loo-kai”) – is a native of Prague, Czech Republic, and has traveled around the world to cultivate and develop her art. Based first in Munich, Germany, she journeyed throughout Europe, spending time in both the pastoral countryside and most of the major metropolitan cities in Western Europe. While on the Mediterranean peninsula of St. Tropez, the French coastal inhabitants and art lovers there inspired her to paint, and her one true passion developed into the birth of a career.
Lena’s persistent desire to experience and immerse herself completely in other cultures led her south to Casablanca, Morocco, where its rich historical culture incorporates the best of Arab, Spanish, Portuguese and French art. Over the course of her year in Casablanca, she absorbed the spirit, flavors and textures of these influences and naturally infused them into her work. Then, intrigued by how her soul was identifying with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures, Lena next set her sights on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Her yearlong residency in Bali’s spiritually rich environment culminated in a fusion of all her experiences, and in turn her art flourished.
Lena’s artwork reveals textures and colors that bridge several continents and many diverse cultures, but that is only the beginning of her visual representation of life – the rest lies in her subjects. Her Evocative Faces Collection – perhaps the most recognizable of her artwork – portrays women as the embodiment of fertility and the creative force. These faces are dynamic and awakened – projecting wisdom, confidence and power, and always looking out, thereby actively engaging the viewer.
At the other end of the spectrum of her highly diverse artwork is her Multi-Color-Panels Collection: bold, colorful, dynamic and versatile in terms of wall coverage and spacing. Equally as vivid but more personal is her Soulful Hearts Collection: evocative, expressive and the perfect representation of perhaps the most universal symbol on Earth.
CHARITIES / Member of
- Human Society
- Comprehensive Breast Center and Breast Cancer Charity
- Broward Health Foundation
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Miami
- Pet Project for Pets.org
- Arts United
- BAG Broward Art Guild
- SFAA South Florida Art Asscoc.
- WIN Woman in Network
- Delray Art League
- The Culture Network
- Art Serve.org
- Southern Artistry.org
- The Saatchi Gallery
- Artista Mundo
- Boca Raton Museum of Art
- Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (FL)
- MoCA: Miami, New York & Shanghai
- Art Palm Beach
- Art Basel Miamid
- Artist’s Guild
- Fine Art America
- March of Dimes
- National Museum of Woman in the Arts
- National Audubon Society
- AQUA Foundation for Woman
- Behind Blind Institute
- Children in Distress
- Special Olympics Broward County
- Wounded Warrior Project