Claudia Meyer Monographie is a series of elegant, mostly abstract works, made from wood, Plexiglas, stainless steel, acrylic paint, precious stones and sand.
Most pieces are assemblage, built from a diverse collection of cubes, each of which she fashions from scratch. For each box, she uses various raw elements such as paints, inks and mixed media.
Claudia Meyer calls these cubes "secret boxes" and many have writing or calligraphy on them. Some of the writing is very large while other pieces have very small writing. She explains that our individual personalities expressed in handwriting are disappearing due to emails and text messaging. So she creates handwriting that is difficult or even impossible to read. The works combine writing with designs, patterns and various colors.
Playful and Childlike
Claudia's art is playful and childlike. It incorporates horizontal, vertical and right-angled sections into three-dimensional blocks, wall pieces and freestanding columns that are reminiscent of children's toys.
The colors of the three dimensional works are often of autumn, including earth tones of mauve, rust, beige with occasional deep red. Many pieces have sharp black writing as dramatic counterpoints.
Her work is conceptual in nature; created in a field of tension between the objective and abstraction. She is adamant about the importance of freedom of the artist, and about freedom of the person looking at and/or receiving the work. She also considers her artworks to be a mirror of herself, society and the viewer.
Depicting the Imaginary
Art writer Yves Zoberman says about her work: Claudia Meyer’s art depicts the imaginary in the reality of the material, which is magnified by the light and mingles, in turn, with the shadows of its structures, angles and volumes.
The artwork guides and enables us to exist with the artist. The generous strokes and expressive lines show us that the material is full of this luminous and translucent vacuum. Suddenly, we are taken by surprise when something appears. It is the material aspect of the energy flow. Movement emerges from the immobile forms. These spirals, these characters that resemble writing are imperceptible yet powerfully suggestive. They remind us of Japanese haikus or ancient manuscripts...
This art, which uses geometrical forms, goes back to primitive arts via the elementary forms that it reveals to us. By uniting them with the material, this art speaks to us about the unity of man and the beauty of all that surrounds us here and now.
Creating From Visions
While Claudia Meyer claims to create from her visions, her works are highly structured and deftly designed. Viewing these is like looking at an exotically beautiful, yet deeply mysterious woman.
Claudia is Swiss, has lived and studied in New York and various parts of Europe, lives in Paris today, speaks several languages, and exhibits her works in Europe, Japan and the U.S.
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