Lenka Konopasek is a Czech born painter, currently based in America. One series of hers that I’m interested in is Disaster Paintings, in which the artist portrays the ‘conflict of conscience’ during disaster situations and their aftermath. She emphasises the contrasts of man made structures and their environments and strives to raise questions about man’s presence and impact on the earth.
Many of the paintings in this series show blazing structures and polluting chimneys along with abstract landscapes and seething skies.
Looking at Konopasek’s work along with Magsig’s and Hido’s work allows me to study ways of portraying usual landscapes with different theories and messages behind the aesthetic.
All images from http://lenkakonopasek.com