ANGE SCHMIERT (AT)
Focusing on the human body using different media, Ange Schmiert’s works create surreal visions by contrasting accurate anatomical representations and disturbing elements.
Mesmerising figures in Schmiert’s charcoal works capture the haunting reality of human life. She realizes her art with a figurative and representative portrayal of the human body. Schmiert does not shy away from the darker realities of the human experiences such as aging and melancholia. It is the artist’s ambition to depict the unsightly aesthetic.
In her three-dimensional artworks the human body’s imperfections and anomalies are celebrated as recurrent characteristics of Schmiert’s subjects. During her creative process, she sometimes works with photoshops to visualize compositions and ideas that she then renders in various materials. Creating clay sculptures, plasters or drawings; her artworks share strong contrast of light and shades.
The human body is a medium to explore dreams, anomalies and mutation in Schmiert’s artworks. Reality bends as the viewer is confronted with sinister visions created by the contrast of accurate anatomical representations and surreal elements. This combination makes Schmiert’s artworks powerful by merging the possibilities of figurative and representative art.