Blooms in Time out
This floral still life painting features light streaming diagonally into the picture plane from the upper right. The artist’s work uses intentional marks to depict life’s push and pull between control and chaos. While working, the artist influences the paint rather than manipulates it—allowing herself to react to the nature of the medium.
Chrissy Angliker’s paintings visually translate her perception of herself in relation to the world. The artist's works create a balanced relationship between the controllable and uncontrollable, while the transitional tension between opposing elements represents the artist's search for grace. Angliker’s brushstrokes create ridges, crevices and peaks that place her compositions between strikingly painterly and figurative work and sculptural and impressionistic painting.
Balancing the controllable and uncontrollable, Chrissy Angliker’s paintings are translations of the artist’s perception of herself in relation to the world. The artist has a hybrid background in both painting and design and her process involves reacting to the medium of paint by influencing rather than manipulating it. The ridges, crevices and peaks created by Angliker’s brushstrokes place her paintings somewhere between two modalities—strikingly painterly and figurative, while also definitively sculptural and impressionistic.
Chrissy Angliker was born in Zurich, Switzerland. The artist trained as a young student under the mentorship of Russian artist Juri Borodatchev. Angliker later received a degree in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York City in 2006. As a post-graduate, the artist worked in the design industry before shifting back to painting in 2008.
Angliker’s work has been exhibited extensively in both Europe and the United States.
Angliker’s work has been featured in several international print and online publications, including Forbes.com, The Know Culture, The Last Magazine, Bolero Magazine, and Hyperallergic.
In 2016, Neidhard & Schoen AG published an in-depth book, Chrissy Angliker PAINT/ING/S, examining Angliker’s process and resulting paintings with a focus on her work created between 2014 and 2016.
Among other international accolades and nominations, Angliker has been awarded the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award from Pratt Institute in New York City and the International Takifuji Art Award in Tokyo, Japan. The artist has had site- and project-specific work commissioned by AOL America Online, Burton Snowboards and Wired Magazine, among others.
Angliker lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.