Acclaimed artist Christiane Baumgartner is best known for monumental woodcuts based on her own film and video stills.
Her prints are large in scale and the majority are monochromatic, leading to a dramatic display of craftsmanship and creativity.
Baumgartner, who was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1967, studied at the prestigious Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts). It was there that she was taught the art of woodcut. She began working with video image, whilst studying for her Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London and later combined the two mediums, the traditional and the modern. She first came to public attention in the UK in EAST international in 2004. Her work is now held in over fifty collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This is a touring exhibition courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery, London.
Talk and Tour
February 9, 2pm start
Join Helen Waters, Director at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, for a fascinating insight into this extraordinary artist and her work.