Chantal Hediger – Schmerikon, Switzerland
During the last twenty years my artistic expression has moved from pure abstraction over figurative painting to a combination of those two different genres. I use acrylic paint, pigments, and oil colors in my present works. My abstract figurative motifs are inspired by nature, Africa, roots, trees and studies of human nature and interactions. Sometimes I work from sketches, at other times I am guided by my emotional memories. Clear processes change with chaotic creation – often in the same work. It is like gambling. The losses allow me to search, exchange, experiment, fight and in the end reconcile and discover. It is of lesser significance to me to present an accurate image of an object in the artistic process of creating my works, but of paramount importance to present an emotional expression leading to a human element revealed in forms, colors and lines.
Born March 6, 1974 in Aarau, Switzerland…married…living and working as an independent artist and art therapist in Schmerikon, Switzerland…since 1992 art creation and education in Switzerland and at art academies abroad…2000-2003 drama school EFAS Switzerland… since 2002 regular exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad…