Lena Klyukina sips a delicious hot chocolate at Ideas Block in Vilnius, Lithuana but she is not an artsy fartsy dork. Her art is not an easy to swallow combination of sugar and spice, it does not try to please the masses. Drawing from the weird lack of comfort in old horror movies or the work of Ian Bilbin the beautiful and bizarre, the morbid and absurd, evolve into a manifestation where her guilty pleasures fly free. Klyukina’s work breathes from the smallest details in isolation revealing the emotional dark and pure form of ourselves.

“I strive to express the journey of my characters through all things, good or bad. I see beauty in that.”