Blurring the distinction between figure and ground, Swiss artist Edith Konrad’s spectral forms—human in shape—inhabit dark and muted abstract environments punctuated by vivid bursts of color. In combinations of acrylic on canvas, mixed media, and collage, she studies line, color, texture, and the qualities of acrylic itself. In some works traditional mark-marking and Color Field painting techniques are evident, while in others Konrad references the visceral immediacy of cave painting and painting on stone. Her scenes are frequently so obscured by the successive layers of paint that they approach the condition of pure color, light, and shade.
Edith Konrad has studied in numerous master classes with artists from Germany and Italy. She paints along the thin membrane between figurative and abstract, mostly with acrylic on canvas, collage and mixed media. Konrad uses subtle, harmonious colors and layered textures to create an extraordinary depth and amazing balance in her paintings. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally, including many art fairs such as Montreux, Geneva, Salzburg, Rotterdam, Marbella, Porto Ceresio, Los Angeles, Toronto and Paris.
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