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< Christine Lavanchy
Switzerland

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ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

Swiss artist born in 1963, Christine Lavanchy explores painting and photography in a singular path that is akin to experimentation: the fusion between the two disciplines is sometimes so astonishing that the eye becomes confused, not knowing what is really being proposed. Passionate about mountains, freedom and wide open spaces, it was during two trips to Patagonia that she discovered what would give meaning to her work: nature in all its splendor and virginity. These stays in the southern lands will mark her deeply and will allow her to express in a very personal way this symbiosis between art and the world.

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swiss artist, self-taught. lives and works in Cully

MAIN SHOWS

  • 2022 FIGURE1A, Lausanne (CH), collective show
  • 2022 FOUNDATION FERNET-BRANCA, BARRISOL, Artistes & Architects, Saint-Louis (F), collective show
  • 2021 FOUNDATION ABPI, PRIVATE COLLECTION, Lausanne (CH), collective show
  • 2019 FOTO FESTIVAL LENZBURG, Lenzburg (CH), collective show
  • 2019 ARTE LAGUNA, Arsenale, Venezia (I), collective show
  • 2018 ARTBOX TALENT, ARTBOX GALLERY, Zurich (CH), collective show
  • 2018 Quai de l’Ours, Orsières (CH), solo show
  • 2017 Terra Quantum, Salon de la Photo, Paris (F), collective show
  • 2015 Midnight Sun Gallery, Morges, (CH), collective show
  • 2013 Midnight Sun Gallery, Morges, (CH), collective show
  • 2012 Foundation ABPI, Lausanne, (CH), solo show
  • 2010 Cité du Temps, Genève, (CH), solo show
  • 1997 La Source, Epalinges (CH), solo show

WORKS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Cité du Temps (CH)
  • ABPI Foundation (CH)
  • City of Morges (CH)

AWARDS

  • 2022 FIGURE1A, jury prize
  • 2020 PX3 PARIS PHOTO PRIZE, honorable mention
  • 2019 FOTO FESTIVAL LENZBURG, “Suche nach Schönheit”, public prize, 3rd place
  • 2019 ART OLYMPIA, semi-honorable mention
  • 2019 ARTE LAGUNA AWARD, finalist, digital graphics
  • 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, One Shot competition, honorable mention

STATEMENT

“Painting this world allows me to fully feel my belonging to it. The spectacle offered by Mother Nature is sublime and constantly renewed. It is my red thread and my energy. Without it, I would be mute. Painting, photography, mixed media are only tools to let emerge this energy that it offered me. I combine techniques, materials, colors between them, looking for this primitive vibratory energy. When I feel it, then I know that I am in the right way!”