Thaïs Lenkiewicz's paintings aim to explore the world through varied collated source materials collaged or grouped together like stolen stills from films. They consider our domesticated vs primitive identities through our relationship with the natural world, the internet, and each other.
Lenkiewicz collects images from the internet, the news, television, and takes her own photographs. These collections and the way they're selectively juxtaposed may build up a picture of how we see ourselves. Or perhaps they build a picture of how an alien species or distant civilisation may see us.
Key points of inspiration are science fiction/fact, religion, conspiracy theories, mythology, game shows, talk shows, internet forums, animal behaviour, human psychology, feral children and new-build houses, utopia, cartoons, prehistory, and climate change.
Lamentation On Venus is an oil on board painting, (30x20cm). It features a computer generated image of the surface of Venus, overlaid with the pieta 'The dead Christ with the Virgin, St John and St Mary Magdalene'