Simone Christen is a Swiss artist who moved to the US with her family last year. Art has always played an important role in her life, but for the last few years it has once again taken center stage and Simone devotes all her time, energy and passion to finding her artistic voice and creating art that touches and nurtures the soul.
My paintings are abstract, reduced in color and content and mainly reflecting emotions and atmospheres. I focus on balance without losing suspension, search for reduction without banality, always intrigued by universal concepts of form, mass, proportion, rhythm and structure.
I work in both, acrylics on canvas and water media on paper. The first, supplemented with natural materials like ash, rock flour or sand, allows me to create subtle textures and intriguing materialities, the second draws me in with its luminous transparency, flow and spontaneity. I explore the effect of deep color spaces, sensitive lines and marks, and the dynamic interaction between the different players. Experimentation is an essential part of my artistic process, and I always keep the door open for coincidences and surprises.
My artworks are quiet reflections on life’s beauty and fundamental simplicity. They should provide a grounding experience and radiate a sense of calm, peace and serenity. They are an invitation to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and let the eyes rest and the soul linger for a brief moment of reflection and resonance.