Charlotte Herzig

16_12_2016 : 04_02_2017

1a - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin

3 - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

4 - Charlotte Herzig Untitled I have a flashback 2016 acrylic on canvas 35x50 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

5 - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

6 - Charlotte Herzig Jimny 2016 acrylic on canvas 155x120 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

7 - Charlotte Herzig Jimny 2016 acrylic on canvas 155x120 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

9 - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

10 - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

11 - Charlotte Herzig Miniature Sur Paysage 2016 acrylic on canvas 65x855 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

13 - Charlotte Herzig Miniature sur Paysage detail 2016 acrylic on canvas 65x855 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

14 - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

15a - Charlotte Herzig Untitled 2016 acrylic on canvas 150x105 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin

16 - Charlotte Herzig Stanchezza Passeggera Installation View 2016 Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

18 - Charlotte Herzig Untitled I have a flashback 2016 acrylic on canvas 35x50 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia

19 - Charlotte Herzig Oo 2016 acrylic on canvas 70x90 cm Courtesy Studiolo Milan - photo Filippo Armellin copia
Photo: Filippo Armellin


Studiolo è lieto di presentare il solo-show di Charlotte Herzig dal titolo
Stanchezza Passeggera.

Per la sua prima personale in Italia, l’artista elaboraun incontro di 5 lavori inediti dalle differenti matrici estetiche e temporali; una finestra sul suo recente percorso fatto di astrazioni geometriche dai complessi ma tenui incastri formali.

Impalpabili livelli pittorici si stratificano sulle superfici bianche e levigate trattate a gesso, svelando le modalità operativa della Herzig che realizza i suoi lavori in un tempo dilatato, frutto di meditazioni, lunghi ripensamenti e conclusioni veloci. 

Ogni opera sembra astrarsi dalle altre attraverso una modulazione di ampi vuoti e una serie di wall paintings che, realizzati ad acrilico, deviano e si espandono dal dipinto celebrandolo e sospendendolo come fosse poggiato su un basamento bidimensionale virtuale. Le immagini che sfociano sulla parete isolano, ma al contempo connettono, i differenti lavori che si ordinano armonici nel ritmo di murali colorati o di leggere linee in grafite che continuano l’immaginifico racconto delle tele.

Una litografia in tiratura di 15 esemplari, resa pezzo unico da un intervento centrale ad acquarello, conferma la pratica riflessiva della Herzig che nel trattamento di sovrapposizione di layers trova la sua intrinseca espressione.

Come un mantra la lunga elaborazione delle opere manifesta un esercizio quasi ossessivo che rivolge lo sguardo all’art-brut e omaggia per modalità espressiva e rigore programmato le opere dell’outsider svizzera Emma Kunz.

Studiolo is pleased to present the solo-show of Charlotte Herzig titled Stanchezza Passegera.

For her first solo show in Italy, the artist creates an encounter between five unedited works made of different aesthetic and temporal matrices; a window into her recent artistic journey composed of geometric abstractions of complex but tenuous formal junctures.

Impalpable pictorial levels are layered on blank and smooth surfaces made with chalk, revealing the modus operandi of Herzig, who creates her works in dilated time, after long periods of meditation, rethinking, and then quick conclusions.

Each work appears to abstract itself from the others through the extensive use of empty space and a series of wall paintings that, realised with acrylic paint, deviate and expand from the non-mural painting, celebrating it and suspending it as if it were poised on a virtual two-dimensional base. The images that swirl on the wall isolate, but at the same time connect, the different works that harmonically incorporate themselves into the rhythm of colourful murals or light lines of graphite, all continuing the imaginative story told by the paintings.

A lithograph, printed with 15 specimens but made into a single work by the use of watercolour, displays the reflexive practise of Herzig, who, in her treatment of the superimposition of layers, finds her intrinsic form of expression.

Like a mantra, the lengthy elaboration of the artworks reveals a quasi-obsessive practise that references art-brut and pays homage through its expressive modality and planned rigour to the works of the Swiss outsider Emma Kunz.

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Charlotte Herzig
Vevey, 1983 - lives and works between Berlin and Switzerland

2010 - 2012 San Francisco Art Institute, master in Fine Arts, Painting departement, SFAI
2003 - 2007 University of Art and Design of Lausanne, Visual Arts, ECAL

Prizes
2016 Nestlé Art Collection, prize for young artists, Vevey

2008 Kiefer Hablitzel award, Kiefer Hablitzel foundation, Bern, with BLAKAM group
2007 Kiefer Hablitzel award, Kiefer Hablitzel foundation, Bern, with BLAKAM group


Selected Solo and Two Person: 
2016 Stanchezza Passeggera, Studiolo, Milan, Boss said that we should fix the bridge after lunch, Davel 14, Cully, 400 1000 2000, Studio, Berlin, Les émotions spatiales, La Placette, Lausanne, Discreet Justice, PSM, Berlin, Enthousiasme, Improvisation (your heart skips a beat), Frankfurt am Main, Berlin; 2015 Il frutto dentro di me, Kunsthaus Langenthal; 2014 Charlotte Herzig, artist residency at Kunsthalle Roveredo

Selected Group Exhibitions: 2016 Swiss Art Award, Messe, Basel, The free design, Art Bartschi, Geneva, La Grande Place, CACY, Yverdon, Mirrors, DUVE, Berlin; 2015 Art Basel Design, Messe Basel; 2014 Association New, SALTS, Basel, Space is the place, John Merz’studio, Berlin, Charlotte Herzig, Tobias Spichtig, Henning Strassburger, BolteLang, Zurich, Friday, with Katharina Fengler and Sonia Kacem, Autocenter, Berlin, Boss said that we should blow up the bridge at midnight, Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Harum Scarum, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva.