FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Opening reception January 23, 2016 6-8pm
“CONTINUUM” runs January 23 through March 19, 2016
FP Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition titled “CONTINUUM” featuring work by artist Claudia Meyer, who pulls inspiration from nature and manmade elements to create multi-dimensional mixed-media works, many of which are backlit with LED.
“Nature and human made elements are my unlimited sources of inspiration. More than often, I deliberately proceed to establish a harmonious dialog in between them. I then extract, suggest and eventually emphasize an actual or underlying element, and re-associate it within a different perspective through a three-dimensional approach and numerous supports. Transversality becomes my tool to re-defining invisibles boundaries of energy and flows. In other words, what I am trying to convey and accomplish is a sense of subliminal and uplifting dialog through colors, transparency and shapes.” – Claudia Meyer
The essence of Meyer’s creations consists of flows and energy and her creative inspiration draws upon all materials, including those produced by nature, and those invented by man. This expresses a great sense of freedom, as Meyer hand fashions cubes, rectangles, walls and installations, which are illuminated by the material and revealed by light. In this newest body of work, Meyer explores the nature of water and aquatic elements.
“I deliberately decided to emphasize the abstract shapes and richness of water, adding artificial light and playing with natural reflections and materials used. Indeed, water’s mirroring effects, its transparency, its flow and streams and the visual sensations it provides when looked at very thoroughly have always fascinated me. Most of the work that will be exhibited at FP Contemporary will incarnate the expressions of these observations.” – Claudia Meyer
Claudia Meyer is an independent artist and creator. She trained as a graphic designer at Hochschule für Gestaltung and Kunst in Luzern and spent a year in Stuttgart, Germany where she worked as a graphic artist and made the acquaintance of Anton Stankowski, the grand master of German design, in whose studio she was able to work. Later on, she moved to New York and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, where she worked intensively on the possibilities of fabric design and modern technologies. She has since been focusing full time on creating art using modern technologies and nature as her main sources of inspiration.
1978 College of Art & Design, Graphic Design Diploma, Switzerland
1982 Worked with Anton Stankowski
1983 Graphic Design & Advertising, Germany & Switzerland
1986 School of Visual Art, Computer Graphic NYC, USA
1987 Fashion Institute of Technology, Screen Printing, NYC, USA
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