Lenka Klodová’s works centre primarily on the female being, embodiment, sexuality and motherhood. She completed her studies at the Art-Industrial College (VŠUP) by creating a momentous statue called Božena, which foreshadowed the artist’s interest in the female experience and indicated her conceptual approach to this theme and her sense of humour.
Many of Lenka Klodová’s works are inspired by her own maternal experience (Golden Children / Zlaté děti, Drag Show / Travestishow, The Couple / Pár). However, she never did this in a truly autobiographical sense (Who’s afraid of motherhood? Kdo se bojí mateřství?, Mini-Parent /Rodička, Say No to Menstruation / Řekni ne menstruaci, A Time for Woman / Čas ženy). Ms. Klodová also did not forget other basic social themes related to the female body, whether they concerned dictates on female beauty (I / Já, My Stockings / Mé punčochy, Labe Area Venus / Polabská Venuše, Dolly Buster / Doly Buster), the unrealistic aspects of female roles (Life with a Handicap / Život s handicapem), use of the female body in advertising (To Kiss / Libát) or the pornography industry (Virgins / Panny, An Autumn Night is Long in Name Only / Podzimní noc je dlouhá jen svým jménem, In Hand / V rukou, Isles of Desire / Ostrovy touhy, Folk Tunes / Lidovky, Scenes / Scény). A question to which Klodová continually returns is expression of female erotic desires and the relationship between man and woman (You, Female / Ty, Ženin, I love / Miluji).
Sochařské sympozium Opava 2004, Nová místa, Dům umění města Opavy, Opava