Lea Baecksteiner
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Departure Studios - Studio# 10
44-61 A 11th Street

Phone: (617)858-9027

Email: lea.baecksteiner@gmail.com

Website:: leabaecksteiner.com

Artist Bio:
Lea Baecksteiner
Born on May 3rd 1983 in Basel, Switzerland
Living in New York, USA

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2019 Lost and Found
@ Artifact NYC

2018 Swans who die don't sing @ RED 2018
@ University Place Gallery

2018 Little Lea
@ Atelier Mehrblick

2018 Current Mood - A Selection
@ Freepoint Hotel

2018 Current Mood Series
@ Piano Craft Gallery

2017 Im Haus
@ Atelier Mehrblick

2017 1340 Art Magazine
@ Issue #5, Q3 2017, p.41

2016 18th Art International Zurich 2016
@ Kongresshaus Z??rich (Congress Hall)

2015 Abschlussausstellung Fachstudium Malerei
(diploma in painting exhibition)
@ Galerie am Spalenberg

2014 Abschlussausstellung Grundstudium
(basic study exhibition)
@ neueKUNSTschule

2008 Mighty Women
@ Adecco IT art & network night

2005 digital + handmade
co-exhibition with Imas Valentin
@ Ajilon art exhibition

2015 Diploma in Painting & Illustration
neueKUNSTschule Basel (newARTschool Basel, Switzerland)
International art and painting school built upon the foundation of anthroposophy

2005 Certificate "Vorkurs fuer Gestaltung und Kunst"
(preparatory class for design and art)
Schule fuer Gestaltung Basel (school for design Basel, Switzerland)

Artist Statement:
Lea Baecksteiner - Artist Statement

My work is about the inner drama of being human. I seek to give form, shape, color, and life to this human drama through painting.

My current collection is inspired by philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. When I read and dive into the realms of these authors and thinkers, I take it all in and wait for an inspirational spark, something that moves me. This could be a sentence, a word, or a feeling.

In painting, I explore how to combine flats, drawing, pattern, and color, and how to paint allegorically without becoming illustrative. I try to be playful like Paul Klee and other great painters and artists.

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