« What began by drawing comics has expanded into an intensive exploration of various acrylic painting and collage techniques. Astrid Baenziger's works are partly figuratively clear motifs, partly abstract painting. Sometimes they are exploding flower gardens, nostalgic clotheslines, paintings with poetic or political text content or stories that she wants to tell the viewer.
Influenced by the fashion, film and music of the sixties and seventies, she repeatedly creates pop-like artist portraits in the shrill patterns and colours typical of the time. Astrid Baenziger uses her art as a mouthpiece for political statements, to question social structures or simply to revive the nostalgia of past times. For many years now, the artist has been showing her works worldwide in solo and group exhibitions.
Her acrylic and collage paintings have been shown in London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Verona, Milan, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. In October 2015, she exhibited for the first time at the X. ART BIENNALE FLORENCE at the FORTE DA BASSO, as well as in 2017 following at the 57th ART BIENNALE VENICE in a group of 60 artists at the PALAZZO ALBRIZZI CAPPELO. Astrid Baenziger lives with her family in Bern. »
Text: Miriam Lenz / Journalist, Bern
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