Lot 45 - Diane Chappalley - Anxious Flower (2)
Pastel on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Sandra De Giorgi
Diane Chappalley (b.1991, Gruyère) she is a Swiss artist based in London. She works predominantly with oil painting and ceramics, using a highly symbolic and poetic language to create a circle of inner death, rebirth and resilience.
She graduated from her Master’s Degree at the Slade School of Fine Art on the dean’s list in 2017 and previously from her BA at City and Guilds of London Art School, where she received The Chadwyck-Healey Prize for Painting.
Diane Chappalley is currently working towards a solo at Lychee One Gallery openig in April 2023. Recent exhibitions in 2022 includes a solo at Taymour Grahne Projects, group exhibitions at Coma gallery, Sidney, Australia; Tube Culture hall, Milano, IT; Cedric Bardawil Gallery, London, UK.
Diane Chappalley was artist in residence at the Academy of Visual Art at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017 and last year she was artist in residence at nthspace Torino in Turin, Italy. Her work is included in the HSBC art collection, Oxford University collection, CHUV contemporary art collection, Lausanne, CH and the X Museum collection, Beijing.
Her work has been selected for prizes including The Marmite Painting Prize (Block 336, London, Highlanes Gallery, Ireland) and FBA Futures 2017 (Mall Gallery, London). She received the Alice Bailly Award in Switzerland in 2018.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
Diane Chappalley uses a highly symbolic and poetic language to create a circle of inner death, rebirth and resilience. In the works Anxious Flowers for Art on a Postcard, she captures the natural world’s fragility by embracing the ephemeral nature of soft pastel. The flowers are in their state of becoming, it is a proposition of what once was, what is, and what can become. Taking us through a psychological landscape, we tread between love and fears, dreams and nightmares, life and death.
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