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Thurnherr Edith | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Thurnherr Edith | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
Thurnherr Edith
  • Switzerland
  • Painter

As light fascinates me, I strives to capture all of its subtleties.
After studying at the School of Art, and much technical training in Switzerland and Austria, Edith began a career in art education. Since 1998, she has conducted watercolour workshops across Europe, from Paris to Edinburgh, passing through the Greek islands. Her work was honoured in 2005 at the annual exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). Edith bases her work on past experiences. She takes the viewer to the destinations she likes: Eastern Switzerland, Tuscany, Venice, New York, etc.. Trips are, for her, an opportunity to capture new topics. Each of her paintings captures a fleeting moment, reminding us of the transitory nature of existence. This awareness of time passing is also found in the sculptures of the artist, whose soapstone or alabaster torsos unfold in unbridled vital impulses.
Inspired by the work of Austrian painter Bernhard Vogel, Edith is interested in architectural patterns and their relationship with the landscape. The transparency of watercolour allows her to recreate these atmospheres and express her feelings on the spot. By superimposing lightly coloured layers, often dominated by warm or spring colours, she can express on her canvas a range of unlimited moods. The artist also works acrylics in a very translucent and geometric manner. She gives substance to her pigments by sometimes adding sand or mineral powder from her own sculptures. Then she enriches her compositions with collages without ever submitting to conventions. In this way, the layers are well stacked to achieve the desired aesthetic.
  • 2012
    Exhibition at the Werkart Gallery
    Saint-Gall, Switzerland
  • 2005
    Wins the first prize for watercolour at Visual Arts Scotland
    Edimburgh, Ethiopia
  • 2000
    Exhibition at the Storkower Bogen Gallery
    Berlin, Germany
  • 1956
    Birth
    Au, Switzerland
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