Artist Statement

Oil paint has been Claire Linder’s preferred medium with the occasional additions of chalk, graphite or pastel. Her work draws on immediacy, spontaneity of decision and reflective judgement. She works with multileveled tones, formal and informal shapes, superimposing structures, light and dark colours and creating a variety of textures and movements with visceral brushwork.

The immediacy of the nature of the work comes from a place in her that is often only examined in hindsight. It is a place where experiences, observations and intuition give into natural reflex and move the rational to one side. Painting is a mapping of Claire Linder’s journey as a woman who has come from a culture outside of that of Switzerland, a woman trying to examine her origins and her rootlessness, combined with the measuring her own sensual, social and emotional landscape.