@déli@ it's my name
Adélia Clavien from Miège (VS) is born in Portugal, has been living in Switzerland since 1981, and lives in Trélex.
Although she spent a long time among the artistic community in Valais, she attended her first painting courses and started photography in St Gall where she lived 10 during years. Curious and passionate, Adélia has been fascinated by Arts since she was young and has been working in the IT domain for over 20 years.
As an artist, she works in an autodidactic and passionate manner. She explores various painting technics (acrylic, photo-acrylic, vitrail etc) and use her knowledge of photography to created original paintings mixed with photography.
The various presented themes allow us to escape in a colored and mysterious universe – Adelia’s universe.
Adelia works part-time in order to have more time for her artistic activities (photography, painting, music, dancing). Self-educated, she is multitalented, speaks several languages, plays several music instruments, is comfortable with the new technology, and is a naturally open person. Please feel free to have a look at her personal website (http://www.adelia.ch)
The mixed technique brings an extra dimension to my works because it is full of elements, textures, details and allows me to explore the interactions between the different media and graphic instruments. The use of a mixed technique offers me immense possibilities of expression and allows me to personalize my artistic language. In painting, we speak of a mixed technique when the colored material contains at least two binders of a different nature or heterogeneous materials. In the history of pictorial technique, artists have often mixed materials to achieve their goals. My "mixed technique" paintings are compositions containing up to 10 photos superimposed and digitally processed. The base photo and several other superimposed photos that come to bring the artistic side to the base photo. For the paintings shown here, I based some famous cinema person’s and myself on portraits of people around me. For the creation of the artistic effects, I used (macro) details of photos, such as cracked walls, old houses, shadows of plants, rusty objects, graffiti/urban registrations, newspapers/readings, etc etc etc Once the editing done, the digital image is printed on canvas. The canvas is then painted with different media such: Acrylic, Charcoal, Sand, Stained Glass, Plaster, Judas Bitumen, etc. The whole paint is then covered with epoxy resin.
Adelia painting - see the video
Article from art critic and writer Marta Lock about my work
Interview from Writer Peter de Kuster about me and my work
Don't hesitate to contact me to exhibition's - i'm open!
2020: Group exhibition "Lisbona Contemporanea" Atelier Natalia Gromicho in Lisbon from 4th to 10th April
2020: Group exhibition Artbox Gallery in Zürich middle February to middle April - Details will follow later
2019: Group exhibition, virtual participation "Art Basel Art Weeks Miami" in Miami from 2th to 8th December
2019 - 2020: Exhibition at Grotto de la Fontaine Sion 16th November to 11th January 2020
2019: Group exhibition in Congress Center 2M2C Montreux 6 to 10 November
2019: Group exhibition gallery Scuola Grande San Teodoro "Arte Venezia" in Venise Italy 21 to 29 September
2019: Group exhibition from Lozart "Eveil numérique" in Geneva from 13th to 15th September
2019: Group exhibition Galerie Diana Achtzig "Frauenporträts der Berliner Schule" in Berlin in Germany from 16th August to 12th September
2019: Group exhibition Swiss Art Expo & ArtBox Project in Zürich 15 to 19 August
2019: Exhibition at gallery Esquisse in Nyon 5 to 28 July
2019: Group exhibition gallery Medina Roma in Rome Italy 21 Juni to 21 July
2019: Group exhibition at ONU Nations Headquarters in Geneva Swiss (dates not defined )
2019: Exhibition gallery Kramer Krieg in Lausanne May 9 - 25
2019: Exhibition gallery La Maison de la Treille in Sion January 4 - 25
2018: Exhibition by K. Dunn & S. MCgeary in Durham USA October 11 - 31 (prolonged until 31 December)
2018: Exhibition Salon de l’art contemporain in Lyon September 28 - 30
2018: Group exhibition gallery Place Suisse des Arts “MyBestArt” in Lausanne August 10 - 25
2018: Group exhibition “Nus & Erotique” gallery Petit Chêne in Lausanne 5 July to 31 August
2018: Exhibition gallery Petit Chêne in Lausanne May 1 - 31
2018: Exhibition gallery Esquisse in Nyon April 5 - 22
2017: Exhibition Espace de la Grenette in Nyon August 26 - September 9
2015: Group exhibition TrelezArts in Trélex May 8 -10
Since 2019: Member Loft & Décoration, virtual schowroom "Artistes du monde" https://loftetdecoration.com/adelia-clavien-une-technique-mixte/
Since 2018: Member LOZART, virtual schowroom swiss artists - https://lozart.ch/adelia-clavien/
Since 2019: Member ARTSY, virtual schowroom modern Art - https://www.artsy.net/artist/adelia-clavien
Since 2012: Year long exhibition of photography and paintings available at the Raiffeisen Bank Head Office in Lausanne, at the Head Technology Office (SOI) LS in Lausanne, at Generali Nyon and other institutions
2009: Contributes and publishes photography books for the Publishing House Chiado Editora in Lisbon, Portugal -Profits from selling these books are given to the following charities “Meninos de Oiro” et “Abraço”
2007-2008: Took part into the group exhibition “Tous Photographes”, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne
Personnal Website for acrylic paintings: http://www.adelia.ch/ArtForYou/album/index.html
Personal web pages for thematical photography works (Urban, Human, White and Black, Landscapes, Animals, Flowers, Abstracts): http://www.adelia.ch/photoGallerie.htm
Public website for group photography exhibition: http: //olhares.sapo.pt/Adelita
Video with Adelia painting
Facebook & Instagram: Adelia.Clavien