Taking the female portrait as a primary subject, the work of Astrid Styma plunges the viewer into the emotional experiences of the body. In this newest series the figures are often crouched in emotional entanglements and moments of deep self-reflection.
Excerpt from private by Astrid Styma, published by SETAREH, 2022
"Astrid Styma devotes various facets and cycles of her work to reflecting on the relationship of human beings to their environment, objects, and other individuals, as well as to networks of relationships and how our experiences of them interact with our own behavior – and conversely, to the shifts in the relationship between subject and object. She reflects on this – inevitably, because hardly any other perspective is possible – through the lens of her own life, which nonetheless – perhaps just as inevitably? – offers us, a wide scope of self-reflection."