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Claire Linder

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Touching Africa series: Lake Morning, 2013 Oil on Canvas 116 X 89 Cm © Claire Linder
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Shorelines: 'Rich with entropy' *, 2011 Oil on Canvas 100 X 120 Cm © Claire Linder
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Shorelines: 'No beginnings or ends'*, 2011 Oil on Canvas 92 X 73cm © Claire Linder
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Untitled, July 2014 Oil and Charcoal on Canvas 80 X 80 Cm © Claire Linder
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Dark White and other colours, 2015
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Der Ankömmling/The Arriver, 2015
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Thy kingdom come, March 2016 Oil, Chalk, Graphite © Claire Linder
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Efficiency's Detritus 1, 2016 Mixed Media © Claire Linder
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Efficiency's Detritus 2, 2015 Mixed Media © Claire Linder
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Efficiency's Detritus 3 Triptych, 2016 Mixed Media © Claire Linder
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Efficiency's Detritus 4, 2016 Mixed Media © Claire Linder
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Elsewhere , 2014 Mixed Media © Claire Linder
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Chaff, 2015 Mixed Media © Claire Linder
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Untitled , 2016 Oil, Wax, Canvas on Wood, Objets Trouvés 60 X 80 Cm © Claire Linder
Quick Facts
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Zürich
Works in
Zürich
Schools
Uni of Natal Pietermaritzburg, 1971, BA
Representing galleries
TuttiArt Luzern
Tags
painting, abstract, figurative, mixed-media, surrealism
Statement

 

After thirty years as a botanical artist in South Africa and Great Britain I have spent some years breaking away from the constraints of precise painting and finding my way with a much freer approach.

My art is essentially shaped by my life experience and origins, ideological and social values.  I mostly work completely unplanned and use spontaneity and intuition to produce something that was barely imagined before taking brush to canvas.  I work with multileveled tones, formal and informal shapes, superimposing structures, light and dark tones, line, different media, line and colour to create a painterly prose and a believable illusion to the eye of the beholder.  There is a fascination in not making visible the conventional relations  between existing  things or people apparent, instead creating one’s own relations  in one’s own context.   What has long held my attention is the transcient, the unspoken, the space between formal acts of perception.  It is the space which beckons one to wander beyond borders and to return having broken across  boundaries. 

 

 

 

Exhibited at these venues
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