Wall painting, acrylic on wall
Collection Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Purchase made possible by Club Fonds Konkret
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The work of artist Claudia Comte (born 1983 in Lausanne, CH) is characterized by her use of a simple language of forms and her engagement with different media, such as sculpture, printmaking, installation and painting, which she presents in a spatial manner. In so doing, this artist from Western Switzerland revives traditional artisanal methods and explores the relationships between the visual languages of art history and popular culture. Comte finds the inspiration for her site-specific works in her environment: in nature, architecture and culture.
Her latest series of paintings shows elliptical canvases, on which black and white circles can be seen, which are reminiscent of comic characters' eyes. The convergent eyes, inspired by Warner Bros. Road Runner, satirize the visual language of the Swiss Concretists. The three stylized pairs of eyes impudently stare into the space of the museum café. With a mixture of humor and homage, the artist subjects the modernist heritage to a jovial rejuvenation.
Patricia Bianchi and Sabine Schaschl