ASTRID STYMA

ASTRID STYMA

ASTRID STYMA

ASTRID STYMA

ASTRID STYMA

Studio Views

Studio Views

Studio Views

Studio Views

Studio Views

Explore more about the artist, her working place
and her new series of works
 

 


Explore more about the artist, her working place
and her new series of works
 

 


Explore more about the artist,
her working place and her new
series of works
 

 


Explore more about the artist,
her working place and her new
series of works 


Explore more about the artist,
her working place and her new
series of works 


OUR CHEMISTRY 

OUR CHEMISTRY 

OUR CHEMISTRY 

OUR CHEMISTRY 

OUR CHEMISTRY 

SETAREH is pleased to present the next episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery. This Viewing Room highlights the latest works by Astrid Styma.

In Astrid Styma's (b. 1988, lives and works in Düsseldorf) subtle paintings, items and the human body appear isolated without a situating environment and seemingly without spatial or contextual relations. In some paintings, the clear, stylized forms of crystal glasses stand out against backgrounds of delicate, pastel color gradients, while in another series of works it is the naked human body (parts) – including the artist’s – that show, sometimes expose, themselves to the viewer's gaze. The smooth to fragile silhouettes reveal much of the three-dimensional sculptural qualities of these bodies, of the texture of their surfaces, of their soft- or coldness.

 


SETAREH is pleased to present the next episode of Studio Views, an online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery. This Viewing Room highlights the latest works by Astrid Styma.

In Astrid Styma's (b. 1988, lives and works in Düsseldorf) subtle paintings, items and the human body appear isolated without a situating environment and seemingly without spatial or contextual relations. In some paintings, the clear, stylized forms of crystal glasses stand out against backgrounds of delicate, pastel color gradients, while in another series of works it is the naked human body (parts) – including the artist’s – that show, sometimes expose, themselves to the viewer's gaze. The smooth to fragile silhouettes reveal much of the three-dimensional sculptural qualities of these bodies, of the texture of their surfaces, of their soft- or coldness.

 


SETAREH is pleased to present Studio Views, a new online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery. This Viewing Room highlights the latest works by Astrid Styma.

In Astrid Styma's (b. 1988, lives and works in Düsseldorf) subtle paintings, items and the human body appear isolated without a situating environment and seemingly without spatial or contextual relations. In some paintings, the clear, stylized forms of crystal glasses stand out against backgrounds of delicate, pastel color gradients, while in another series of works it is the naked human body (parts) – including the artist’s – that show, sometimes expose, themselves to the viewer's gaze. The smooth to fragile silhouettes reveal much of the three-dimensional sculptural qualities of these bodies, of the texture of their surfaces, of their soft- or coldness.

 


SETAREH is pleased to present Studio Views, a new online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery. This Viewing Room highlights the latest works by Astrid Styma.

In Astrid Styma's (b. 1988, lives and works in Düsseldorf) subtle paintings, items and the human body appear isolated without a situating environment and seemingly without spatial or contextual relations. In some paintings, the clear, stylized forms of crystal glasses stand out against backgrounds of delicate, pastel color gradients, while in another series of works it is the naked human body (parts) – including the artist’s – that show, sometimes expose, themselves to the viewer's gaze. The smooth to fragile silhouettes reveal much of the three-dimensional sculptural qualities of these bodies, of the texture of their surfaces, of their soft- or coldness.

 


SETAREH is pleased to present Studio Views, a new online series displaying recent works of artists represented by the gallery. This Viewing Room highlights the latest works by Astrid Styma.

In Astrid Styma's (b. 1988, lives and works in Düsseldorf) subtle paintings, items and the human body appear isolated without a situating environment and seemingly without spatial or contextual relations. In some paintings, the clear, stylized forms of crystal glasses stand out against backgrounds of delicate, pastel color gradients, while in another series of works it is the naked human body (parts) – including the artist’s – that show, sometimes expose, themselves to the viewer's gaze. The smooth to fragile silhouettes reveal much of the three-dimensional sculptural qualities of these bodies, of the texture of their surfaces, of their soft- or coldness.

styma_ourchemistry_40x30cm_oilpanel_2021

 
Our chemistry
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

SOLD

 
Our Chemistry
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

SOLD

 
Our Chemistry
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

SOLD

 
Our Chemistry
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

SOLD

 
Our Chemistry
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

SOLD

The paintings are reminiscent of traditional subjects, of 19th century portraiture and nude painting, of baroque still life, or even more so of the meticulous detailed studies of individual motifs that underlie the opulent paintings. From old-masterly to hyper-realistic painting techniques, the artist makes such skilful use of the various drawing and painting methods that she simultaneously succeeds in clandestinely undermining their illusionistic quality.

 

The paintings are reminiscent of traditional subjects, of 19th century portraiture and nude painting, of baroque still life, or even more so of the meticulous detailed studies of individual motifs that underlie the opulent paintings. From old-masterly to hyper-realistic painting techniques, the artist makes such skilful use of the various drawing and painting methods that she simultaneously succeeds in clandestinely undermining their illusionistic quality.

 

The paintings are reminiscent of traditional subjects, of 19th century portraiture and nude painting, of baroque still life, or even more so of the meticulous detailed studies of individual motifs that underlie the opulent paintings. From old-masterly to hyper-realistic painting techniques, the artist makes such skilful use of the various drawing and painting methods that she simultaneously succeeds in clandestinely undermining their illusionistic quality.

 

The paintings are reminiscent of traditional subjects, of 19th century portraiture and nude painting, of baroque still life, or even more so of the meticulous detailed studies of individual motifs that underlie the opulent paintings. From old-masterly to hyper-realistic painting techniques, the artist makes such skilful use of the various drawing and painting methods that she simultaneously succeeds in clandestinely undermining their illusionistic quality.

 

The paintings are reminiscent of traditional subjects, of 19th century portraiture and nude painting, of baroque still life, or even more so of the meticulous detailed studies of individual motifs that underlie the opulent paintings. From old-masterly to hyper-realistic painting techniques, the artist makes such skilful use of the various drawing and painting methods that she simultaneously succeeds in clandestinely undermining their illusionistic quality.

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styma_thedrowry_57x40cm_oilpanel_2020

The Drowry
2020
Oil on panel
57 x 40 cm

The Drowry
2020
Oil on panel
57 x 40 cm

The Drowry
2020
Oil on panel
57 x 40 cm

The Drowry
2020
Oil on panel
57 x 40 cm

The Drowry
2020
Oil on panel
57 x 40 cm

The Drowy II
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

The Drowy II
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

The Drowy II
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

The Drowy II
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

The Drowy II
2021
Oil on panel
40 x 30 cm

styma_thedowryii_40x30cm_oilpanel_2021

Thus, moments of digital image editing also intervene in the pictorial aesthetics – as if through a filter or the cropping mode, the human, the glass or the vase appear partially cut out, blurred and reduced to a sculptural or plane body – which in Styma's work, on the one hand, intensifies the attraction and increases the intimacy, but at the same time objectifies the motif, enraptures and relentlessly exhibits it.

Thus, moments of digital image editing also intervene in the pictorial aesthetics – as if through a filter or the cropping mode, the human, the glass or the vase appear partially cut out, blurred and reduced to a sculptural or plane body – which in Styma's work, on the one hand, intensifies the attraction and increases the intimacy, but at the same time objectifies the motif, enraptures and relentlessly exhibits it.

Thus, moments of digital image editing also intervene in the pictorial aesthetics – as if through a filter or the cropping mode, the human, the glass or the vase appear partially cut out, blurred and reduced to a sculptural or plane body – which in Styma's work, on the one hand, intensifies the attraction and increases the intimacy, but at the same time objectifies the motif, enraptures and relentlessly exhibits it.

Thus, moments of digital image editing also intervene in the pictorial aesthetics – as if through a filter or the cropping mode, the human, the glass or the vase appear partially cut out, blurred and reduced to a sculptural or plane body – which in Styma's work, on the one hand, intensifies the attraction and increases the intimacy, but at the same time objectifies the motif, enraptures and relentlessly exhibits it.

Thus, moments of digital image editing also intervene in the pictorial aesthetics –as if through a filter or the cropping mode, the human, the glass or the vase appear partially cut out, blurred and reduced to a sculptural or plane body – which in Styma's work, on the one hand, intensifies the attraction and increases the intimacy, but at the same time objectifies the motif, enraptures and relentlessly exhibits it.

styma_bathroomelegy_31x22cm_oilpanel_2020

Bathroom elegy
2020
Oil on panel
31 x 22 cm

Bathroom Elegy
2020
Oil on panel
31 x 22 cm

Bathroom Elegy
2020
Oil on panel
31 x 22 cm

Bathroom Elegy
2020
Oil on panel
31 x 22 cm

Bathroom Elegy
2020
Oil on panel
31 x 22 cm

In this way, the bodies in Styma’s paintings also tell a lot about our relationship to the material environment; about its’meaning as a counterpart and our desire beyond the aspect ofits’ functionality. The glass vessel has lost its volumetric capacity due to form, position or location in the painted portrait, and yet it obviously lacks none of the painter’s appreciation.

In this way, the bodies in Styma’s paintings also tell a lot about our relationship to the material environment; about its’meaning as a counterpart and our desire beyond the aspect ofits’ functionality. The glass vessel has lost its volumetric capacity due to form, position or location in the painted portrait, and yet it obviously lacks none of the painter’s appreciation.

In this way, the bodies in Styma’s paintings also tell a lot about our relationship to the material environment; about its’meaning as a counterpart and our desire beyond the aspect ofits’ functionality. The glass vessel has lost its volumetric capacity due to form, position or location in the painted portrait, and yet it obviously lacks none of the painter’s appreciation.

In this way, the bodies in Styma’s paintings also tell a lot about our relationship to the material environment; about its’meaning as a counterpart and our desire beyond the aspect ofits’ functionality. The glass vessel has lost its volumetric capacity due to form, position or location in the painted portrait, and yet it obviously lacks none of the painter’s appreciation.

In this way, the bodies in Styma’s paintings also tell a lot about our relationship to the material environment; about its’meaning as a counterpart and our desire beyond the aspect ofits’ functionality. The glass vessel has lost its volumetric capacity due to form, position or location in the painted portrait, and yet it obviously lacks none of the painter’s appreciation.

Stay in touch
2020
Oil on panel
33 x 45 cm

SOLD

Stay in touch
2020
Oil on panel
33 x 45 cm

SOLD

Stay in touch
2020
Oil on panel
33 x 45 cm

SOLD

Stay in touch
2020
Oil on panel
33 x 45 cm

SOLD

Stay in touch
2020
Oil on panel
33 x 45 cm

SOLD

styma_stayintouch_33x45_oilpanel_2020

It is carefully rendered in detail, not only
recognizable but also understandable.
Similarly, Styma's depiction of the human body is bluntly direct and at the same time implies underlying areas of tension of personal and interpersonal nature.

It is carefully rendered in detail, not only recognizable but also understandable. Similarly, Styma's depiction of the human body is bluntly direct and at the same time implies underlying areas of tension of personal and interpersonal nature.

It is carefully rendered in detail, not only recognizable but also understandable. Similarly, Styma's depiction of the human body is bluntly direct and at the same time implies underlying areas of tension of personal and interpersonal nature.

It is carefully rendered in detail, not only recognizable but also understandable. Similarly, Styma's depiction of the human body is bluntly direct and at the same time implies underlying areas of tension of personal and interpersonal nature.

It is carefully rendered in detail, not only recognizable but also understandable. Similarly, Styma's depiction of the human body is bluntly direct and at the same time implies underlying areas of tension of personal and interpersonal nature.

styma_studio_installation_01
styma_vertigo_140x100cm_oilcanvas_2021

Vertigo
2021
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Vertigo
2021
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Vertigo
2021
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Vertigo
2021
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Vertigo
2021
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Styma's works possess a sublime impact. Subtle shifts in the combination of motif, style, and representation literally disenchant the 'painterly' illusion, tipping the art-beautiful into the unadorned. Instead of seducing us into alternative worlds, Styma's paintings point directly back into their own direction, casting a cold light on the 'subject of contemplation'. They are exciting because reality is skewed here, but does not tip over –because Alice staggers towards Wonderland, but does not fall.

Styma's works possess a sublime impact. Subtle shifts in the combination of motif, style, and representation literally disenchant the 'painterly' illusion, tipping the art-beautiful into the unadorned. Instead of seducing us into alternative worlds, Styma's paintings point directly back into their own direction, casting a cold light on the 'subject of contemplation'. They are exciting because reality is skewed here, but does not tip over –because Alice staggers towards Wonderland, but does not fall.

Styma's works possess a sublime impact. Subtle shifts in the combination of motif, style, and representation literally disenchant the 'painterly' illusion, tipping the art-beautiful into the unadorned. Instead of seducing us into alternative worlds, Styma's paintings point directly back into their own direction, casting a cold light on the 'subject of contemplation'. They are exciting because reality is skewed here, but does not tip over –because Alice staggers towards Wonderland, but does not fall.

Styma's works possess a sublime impact. Subtle shifts in the combination of motif, style, and representation literally disenchant the 'painterly' illusion, tipping the art-beautiful into the unadorned. Instead of seducing us into alternative worlds, Styma's paintings point directly back into their own direction, casting a cold light on the 'subject of contemplation'. They are exciting because reality is skewed here, but does not tip over –because Alice staggers towards Wonderland, but does not fall.

Styma's works possess a sublime impact. Subtle shifts in the combination of motif, style, and representation literally disenchant the 'painterly' illusion, tipping the art-beautiful into the unadorned. Instead of seducing us into alternative worlds, Styma's paintings point directly back into their own direction, casting a cold light on the 'subject of contemplation'. They are exciting because reality is skewed here, but does not tip over –because Alice staggers towards Wonderland, but does not fall.

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