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Andrea Heller

* 1975 Zurich, lives in Evilard www.andreaheller.ch

  • subtle shift I, 2020
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size: 107,00 cm x 80,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 800.00
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  • subtle shift II, 2020
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size: 107,00 cm x 80,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 800.00
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The new edition by Andrea Heller consists of two large-format lithographs with geometric compositions. From the first moment on, the works seduce with their harmonious colours and forms. The motifs originate from two ink drawings from the series "a specific place", on which Andrea Heller has been working since 2018. The works from this series are painted on large pieces of fabric and were originally conceived as flags for unspecific places that Heller visited in a dream. On the canvas, the imaginary places are materialized into concrete spaces and evoke physically constructed or even mental structures.

Like numerous paintings by Andrea Heller, the new lithographs are characterized by an interplay of transparent and opaque surfaces that adjoin and overlap each other, as well as by balanced, sometimes haze-like color gradients. The title "subtle shift" refers on the one hand to the technical procedure in which the colours were shifted and fused into one another during the printing process. On the other hand, the title evokes the translation of Heller's ink drawings and watercolors into lithography. The two works testify to the artist's affinity for craftsmanship and her intuitive handling of technical processes.

Above all, however, the title "subtle shift" is also related to the time when the new edition was created: the two works are Andrea Heller's first production since the end of the Corona-related lockdown. The world as a whole has been somewhat thrown off course by the corona virus. "subtle shift" thus represents the subliminal shift in everyday life, which has been strongly felt by the artist ever since.

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  • Don't Smoke, 2016
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 25
  • Size of image: 62,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 62,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 380.00
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  • A Forest, 2016
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 25
  • Size of image: 43,00 cm x 54,00 cm
  • Size: 43,00 cm x 54,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 380.00
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  • The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now, 2016
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 25
  • Size of image: 47,00 cm x 54,00 cm
  • Size: 47,00 cm x 54,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 380.00
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Series

  • Alle 3 Arbeiten (2016)
  • Edition of: 25
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 1000.00
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For this lithographic series, Andrea Heller painted one ink drawing per subject on the stone, which was then combined into the finished arrangement by shifting and colour selection directly at the printing machine, layer by layer. It is a game with the medium itself, duplication of the subject in its duplication, and thus also raises the question of the original. The actual original drawing can hardly be seen in its addition. The two processes of painting and printing are strongly dependent on the moment in this procedure; only the sheet is the final result and could not be produced again in the same way. The crystalline objects oscillating between the dimensions, landscapes and cloud formations, thereby acquire an intense depth, are at once diffuse and hard, attractive and uncanny. They seem to be in motion. Associative traces can be found everywhere, the beginnings of narratives that are not completed in narrative terms, but which are brought to a pictorial-formal conclusion.

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