What is your background?
My background is in graphic design. As graphic design and working with clients follows a strict set of goals, art as a second way of being creative feels very refreshing to me. Sometimes the two mix with each other, as I’m mainly focusing on prints and printing methods. In my opinion they work together like two pillars for me.
Geographically, where are you resident or active as an artist?
I was born in Switzerland before moving to London, and now I currently live and work in Berlin.
What does your work aim to say?
By an abstract rendering of shapes, I set out to convey the beauty and complexity of the female form in my work, often blending a figurative approach with organic plant-like forms. I hope to urge the viewer to share this celebration of the female form. The prints are deliberately ambiguous in content, an effect generated by an active utilisation of negative space. This altogether creates a fragmented and dreamlike setting in which the forms’ silhouettes dominate the frame.
How does your work comment on current social and political influences?
While I’m acknowledging the difficulties of working as a woman in today’s art world, my practice is primarily motivated by an emotive and personalised response to the female form. My work shows a critique of the damaging effect mainstream media has on women’s body images. In reaction, I am advocating for body positivity.
At the same time, the work remains deliberately visually ambiguous in its commentary, urging the viewer to draw their own conclusions.