Lana Mayer lives and works in Ternopil.Tto practice art in various forms: arranged performances, reconstructed medieval clothes and weapons, sought and revived folklore, painted oil paintings.
An ancient prayer for the defenders of the native land:
I am Svetlana, the daughter of Bogdanov, flesh from the flesh of the Motherland,
I call for the right of the defender of the fatherland: hear me, native land, grandmother in Law is gentle!
Give me your strength, power, and invincibility!...
Video was made by Svillana Lutsiv, Oksana Arkusha, Rohneda and Tetyana Sivak in 2015 for defender of Ukrainian land.
Lana Mayer was born on April 18, 1984 in the Ternopil region , Ukraine to a family of employees.
After graduating from the master’s degree (economics) she did not work for a single day in her specialty, but continued to practice art in various forms: arranged performances, reconstructed medieval clothes and weapons, sought and revived folklore, painted oil paintings. At the same time, she set foot on the design path: she developed projects, decorated interiors with paintings, stucco and artistic plasters.
Participated in All-Ukrainian and international exhibitions and plein airs, such as: post-plein air exhibition (Sweden-on-Oder, Germany; 2013); exhibition of the International Art Project in the art.endart gallery (Berlin, Germany; 2013); ADDOGI International Mini-Print Graphic Competition (Barcelona, Spain; 2014, 2015,2020); Lessedra- International Mini-Graphic Competition (Sofia, Bulgaria 2016,2020); Black and White, Antresola Art Gallery at the Browar Cultural Center (Wloclawek, Poland; 2015) and others.
2014 was a turning point in consciousness, lifestyle and creativity at the same time, because the war came to her native land in the likeness of the “Russian bear with a balalajka.” Then, instead of all art circles and classes, Lana began attending courses in tactical medicine and military training, and immediately after graduating in August 2015, she joined the army. Along with the necessary things, she threw two brushes, black and white paint, into her backpack. Already during the war she had to paint on improvised materials – boxes of ammunition, because the usual canvas was too weak for field conditions.
After returning from the war (January 2020), the work returns to the black and white palette with small splashes of bright colors.
The war added life experience and peace. What previously seemed a “global catastrophe” is now seen as a small problem. The only thing that remains unchanged is the desire to create.
Tel: +38 (098) 879 81 12