Tedi Lena

Tedi Lena paints with a powerful sense of message – connecting to current news and events as well as changes in the socio-political environment. Each project traverses hyperrealism and surrealism, provoking a sense of tension through a dramatic balance of light and shade.

Lena’s portrait of Frank Bowling is currently on show at the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London until 20 October. In addition, the solo show The First Step: An exhibition of Paintings by Tedi Lena is at the Hampstead School of Art, London until 16 October.