Dalena R. Labos (MFA, MA) received her MFA in 2015 at Department of Painting at Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2009 she received MA as teacher of Art and Art History at University of Presov in Slovakia. She studied at Department of Fine Art at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, as well.
Dalena is Slovak born artist lives and works in Corby as one of the resident artists in Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby, Northamptonshire. She is also founder of handmade project Dadabaga where she works with idea and philosophy of recycled fashion, thereby she creates originally 'new' and hand painted Tshirts, bags, bagpacks and more.
In art practise Labos works with installations, drawings but primarily with paintings. The core of her art works are themes from everyday life, from trivial situations, personal observation or memory traces. Labos builds her paintings basically as abstract or vague environments. These environments can’t be strictly identified on first view, they are unknown, vague. Paintings have they own roles to allure audience closer, change direction of view and then, paintings reveal new insight, tracks and offer wandering between interspaces. Important is act of painting process and consecutive personal necessity of participating as an accession of the physicality.
Dalena R. Labos is the active artist who regularly participates in exhibitions across the UK, EU or home in Slovakia. In Rooftop Arts Centre she leads art classes for young artists called 'Young Creators' and Art classes for adults as well.