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Christa Dichgans

German, b. 1940

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Christa Dichgans

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German, b. 1940

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Christa Dichgans searches for the unfamiliar and surreal hidden within everyday life. As such, her paintings reflect the shifting themes and motifs that have occupied her personal life at various times: toys appeared in paintings from the early ’60s after the birth of her son, encounters with New York Pop artists later that decade led to traces of Pop in her own art, and a stint at a Florentine villa in the 1970s inspired the inclusion of local influences, from food to Classical sculpture. In the 1980s Dichgans took up traveling “in a purposeful way” and began incorporating motifs from Peruvian, Indian, Nepalese, and African cultures. She became known for painting maps of these places, filling them with imagery representing the early civilizations that lived there.

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Biography

Christa Dichgans searches for the unfamiliar and surreal hidden within everyday life. As such, her paintings reflect the shifting themes and motifs that have occupied her personal life at various times: toys appeared in paintings from the early ’60s after the birth of her son, encounters with New York Pop artists later that decade led to traces of Pop in her own art, and a stint at a Florentine villa in the 1970s inspired the inclusion of local influences, from food to Classical sculpture. In the 1980s Dichgans took up traveling “in a purposeful way” and began incorporating motifs from Peruvian, Indian, Nepalese, and African cultures. She became known for painting maps of these places, filling them with imagery representing the early civilizations that lived there.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze