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ASTRID STYMA
Consultation, 2021
oil on wooden board, 48 x 35 cm
ASTRID STYMA
Stand your ground, 2021
oil on canvas, 85 x 55 cm
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ASTRID STYMA
Astrid Styma creates highly realistic still lives, portraits and sculptural interventions that span references between painting techniques of
renaissance Neo-Realism, Surrealism and Post-Digital works of the 21st Century.
Figures which are often isolated from any detailed references are arranged in front of gently illuminated backgrounds that remind of contemporary and digital surfaces in pastel-shaded tones. Through the repeated depiction of the same motifs, the works read as metaphors for complex interpersonal constellations. And with subtle references to architectural impossibilities, Styma invites us into trustworthy worlds of images that reveal paradoxes and open up possible trapdoors of perception.b. 1988, based in Düsseldorf, DE
ASTRID STYMA
Still Life IV, 20
‍oil on p
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ASTRID STYMA
Close, 2022
oil gilding on wood, 80 x 80 cm
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Past exhibitions
Astrid Styma
Lingering Presence
SETAREH X
Astrid Styma
private
SETAREH X
07.03.22 ARTNET
ARTNET GALLERY NETWORK

In her second solo exhibition with Setareh X, artist Astrid Styma has created a world both pristine and troubling. Many of Styma’s paintings are of nude female bodies, which have an aura of mannequins, robots, or digital avatars, rather than living, breathing women. In these works, the figures’ faces are always turned away from the viewers, creating a sense of anonymity. In other works, Styma has painted a pair of ears or eyes onto canvases that mimic their shapes, a gesture that both conjures trompe l’oeil paintings and dystopian sci-fi. What’s most striking about Styma’s paintings is their peculiar palette of bluish grays and blush tones, which impart an eerie coolness to her figures and forms, granting the viewer a disquieting sense of isolation and loneliness.

18.03.22 RHEINISCHE POST
EIN NEUER STERN AM MALEREIHIMMEL

Die 1988 geborene  Astrid Styma beweist in ihrer zweiten Ausstellung bei Setareh X ihr großes malerisches Talent. Styma liebt eine zunächst digital anmutende Darstellungsweise von Körpern und praktiziert dies seit Beginn ihrer Karriere.

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Kate Andrews, Transit, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Kate Andrews, Arena, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm