LENA DIMOVA (Soviet Union, Moscow b. 1959 / act: Athens)
Lena Dimova was born on 8 March 1959 in Moscow, Soviet Union (nowadays Russia). Granddaughter of the collector of artworks of Russian avant-garde George Kostakis (1912-1990), she grew up in Moscow and soon became familiar with the works of Russian constructivist artists of the early 20th century. She studied painting and industrial design at the Stroganov Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts in Moscow (1976-1979) with V. Goidor and A. Olechenko.
Lena Dimova on the visual language of the constructivist vocabulary of the Russian avant garde and some iconographic motifs of the American Pop Art. In her art she combines the flat painting surface with additional relief materials and other configurations using the technique of collage. Her work consists of representational compositions, or of geometrical abstraction. She creates her compositions by activating the expressionist manner and solidifying geometric forms.
Lena Dimova presented the following personal exhibitions: Theater, Athens College, Athens (1994, 2000); Espace Kreonidis, Athens (1995); and Skoufa Gallery, Athens (2007). She also participated in the following group exhibitions: Aenaon Gallery, Athens (1993), Municipal Gallery, Patmos Island (1995), Aenaon International Center of Visual Arts, Athens (1995); Zervas Art Gallery, Patras (2001); Melina Merkouri Cultural Center (2001); Anemos Gallery (2006); Cow Parade, Athens (2006); and Municipal Gallery, Paros Island (2008); and The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens (2009).