About the Artist
Chrissy Angliker is a Brooklyn based Swiss Artist. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and raised in Greifensee and Winterthur. Her artistic inclinations emerged at an early age. Beginning in 1996 she was fortunate to study with the Russian artist Juri Borodatchev, who became her artistic mentor for several years. In 1999 at age 16, Chrissy moved to the US to study Fine Art at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. In 2002, Chrissy had her first solo show at Gallery Juri in Winterthur, Switzerland. Seeking to broaden her means of expression, she then pursued a degree in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York. After spending her post-graduate years working in the design field, Chrissy's creative expression shifted back to painting in 2008. Her art is focused on visually translating her perception of herself in relationship to the world. Chrissy’s work is being shown internationally, and featured in several international publications. She has been commissioned to collaborate with several companies, amongst them Aol , Burton and Wired Magazine.
The focus of Chrissy Angliker’s work lies in creating a balanced relationship between the controllable and uncontrollable. Chrissy depicts that concept through the relationship she is cultivating with her medium of paint. For every intentional mark, the nature of the medium is challenging it. The artist is searching for a sense of grace in the transition between these two opposing elements.
The theme of her work arose from her feeling of life itself being a balance between control and chaos. “As people, we have intentions, but must anticipate the intervention of outside forces beyond our power.”
The finished paintings capture the relationship created by aiming to balance these extremes to capture a whole, and frank representation of the subject.
Sable Mouvant (1966)
Published by Louis Broder, Picasso illustrated these etching and aquatints as homage to the fascinating poem by Pierre Reverdy. Sable Mouvant (quicksand) is set in the desert and relates to a number of psychological struggles and hallucinations. The works by Picasso elegantly depict Reverdy뭩 intentions and remove the viewer from reality to expose the inner turmoil of a helpless man and his surroundings. Examples of this suite can be found in the Picasso Museum, Barcelona.
Le Cocu Magnifique (1966)
Le Cocu Magnifique (The Splendid Cuckold) is an illustration of the 1921 play by Belgian playwright and friend of Picasso, Fernand Crommelynck. The title refers to the cuckoo bird female who commonly lays her eggs in other nests and the play revolves around the tribulations of love and adultery. These works divulge in Picasso뭩 use of erotic sequences; making use of his dramatic line and mastery of aquatint. Consistent with many works in his later years, we often see reflections of an autobiographical quality within the suite.