Claudia Comte

Known for her environments combining painting and sculpture that bring together what could be thought of, at first glance, as paradoxical aesthetics, the Swiss artist Claudia Comte confronts us with the future of terrestrial ecosystems.

Grancy, Switzerland, 1983
Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland

Claudia Comte’s work is defined by her interest in the memory of materials and by a careful observation of how the hand relates to different technologies. The artist’s practice is guided by a distinct rule-measurement system of her own creation, wherein each artwork specifically relates to one another. Comte’s minimalist approach to art making is equal parts methodical and dynamic; works are infused with a distinct sense of playfulness. Her artistic output incorporates a diverse range of mediums from sculpture, to painting, to various multimedia installations.

Claudia Comte is best known for her large-scale environmental installations that embody the world from the perspective of a form of consciousness primarily shaped through the digital experience. The artist puts a strong autobiographical reference in her artworks. The forest with its trees and all its non-anthropocentric data belong to her memory and specifically her childhood memories, and these elements are the first to influence the translation of the landscape into her creations. If Comte’s sculptures are rooted in the naturalness of biomorphic forms, her mural interventions transform surfaces into optical sequences and infinite graphic signs with a digital age aesthetic. The monochromatic vocabulary that invests all her work brings her visually close to the abstraction of Sol LeWitt, Bridget Riley and even John Armleder, an artist with whom she studied.

Claudia Comte | Desert Flood | LagoAlgo

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