At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Lana Haga to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.
What do you call your series of artwork?
– The sculpture series is named "Rebirth" and the sculptural wall-hung pieces belong to the series "Protrusions".
What technique have you used?
– Reclaimed materials are often the foundation of my works, including post-industrial plastic and post-consumer textiles.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– These pieces are a continuation of my multidisciplinary art practice, which encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, and installation.
Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?
– Born in 1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia, I currently reside in Vaasa, Finland. I began my artistic exploration in 2009 while living in London, with a background in digital storytelling and innovation. My artistic career was launched during the prestigious Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2015. Over the years, my works have been exhibited globally, exploring themes of identity, transformation, and contemporary issues.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– Identity, transformation, investigation.
What we love about LANA HAGA:
We are enamored by Lana Haga's ability to seamlessly blend reclaimed materials into thought-provoking artworks. Her exploration of identity, transformation, and pressing contemporary issues adds depth and relevance to her compelling creations.