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, charcoal, stained glass, sand, resin epoxy 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.
Don't hesitate to contact me for exhibition's - i'm open!
2021: Exhibition "Abstracts & Portraits" at Gallery Murandaz in Nyon - 11 February to 26 March
2021: Group exhibition "Transitory Art III" in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore - In reason of Covid19 exhibition reported tt 2021. Details will follow later...
2020/2021: One individual and 3 collective exhibition by Saphira & Ventura Gallery in New York (USA) from February 2020 to February 2021. From 5 to 20 March 'Untouchable Feelings' collective exhibition. From 24 April to 1 May 'Virtues of Art &Film' collective exhibition. From 3 to 18 June 'Ethereal' SOLO exhibition. In July i will be represented in London - In reason of Covid19 April and Juni exhibition will be reported to new dates. I will keep you informed
2020: Exhibition "Abstraits" at Clinique CIC Clarens on going until until 31 October
2020: Virtual individual & group exhibition "Mercado Arte" from 1 August to 30 September
2020: Group exhibition "Swiss Art Expo 2020" in Zürich from 20 to 24 August
2020: Group exhibition "Lisbona Contemporanea" Atelier Natalia Gromicho in Lisbon - Portugal from 5 to 11 September
2020: Virtual exhibition "Empowerment" in São Paulo for the projet Linha Cultural do Metro - Brasil - from 5 to 25 September
2020: Exhibition « Faces » in Sky Valet Vip Lounge in Lisbon aeroport – Portugal – September to January 2021
2020: Exhibition Gallery Art For You in Lausanne – Swiss– from 3 October to 31 December
2020: Group exhibition "Montreux Art Gallery – MAG" Salon d’Art Contemporain in Montreux 4 to 8 November
2020: Group exhibition "ArtBox.Projet Barcelona 1.0" digitally participation in Barcelona - Spain - In reason of Covid19 exhibition reported tt 2021
2020: Group exhibition "Carroussel du Louvre" in Paris - France - In reason of Covid19 exhibition reported tt 2021
2020: Group exhibition in Almhaga Art Gallery in Sweeden - Permanent exhibition of some artworks (prints in limited and special edition)
2020: Exhibition “Visions” Atelier Lu Monin in Lausanne from 24 to 26 July
2020: Group exhibition gallery Studio Art Unlimited in Geneva from 2 to 13 Juni
2020: Group exhibition virtuel participation "Arte & VirTus" PassepARTout Inconventional Gallery in Milan – Italy - Details follow
2020: Group exhibition virtuel participation "Art for World Peace" Be One Gallery in Singapour – 14 to 28 April
2020: Group exhibition "Regards de Femmes" gallery Ecole Club Migros in Nyon from 7th to 3 th March - Prolonged to August 2020
2020: Group exhibition ArtBox Gallery in Zürich from 15th February until 14 May - In reason of Covid19 April the Gallery is closed
2020: Exhibition "Vaches d'Hérens" at gallery from Petite auberge de Lannaz in Evolène von 1st February to 22 March
2019: Group exhibition "Art Basel Art Weeks Miami" digitally participation in Miami from 2th to 8th December
2019: Group exhibition "Calici D'Arte" Palazzo comunale de Montecasaro Italy 23 & 24 November
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 - 2020: 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
2020: Member of Gallery Art Luxury - Spain https://www.galleryartluxury.com/https/-/www-galleryartluxury-com/6/
2020: Member of Up time Art Gallery - Brasil https://www.uptimegallery.com/adelia-clavien
2020: Member of Almhaga-Art-Gallery Sweeden / NYC USA https://www.almhaga-art-gallery.se/artists
2020: Member of ISCA International Society of Contemporary Art http://www.isca.nu
Since 2019: Member ARTSY, virtual schowroom modern Art - https://www.artsy.net/artist/adelia-clavien
Since 2019: Member CILCLE FOUNDATION ART, virtual schowroom modern Art - https://circle-arts.com/adelia/
Since 2019: Member ARTAVITA, virtual schowroom modern Art - https://artavita.com/artists/21787-adelia-clavien
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/
2020: Designer of the cover of the book "Une goutte de sang dans l'océan" (A drop of blood in the ocean) by Philippe Fouillouse, to be launched at the end of the year. More details later...
2020: Designer of the cover of the book "Une goutte de sang dans l'océan" (A drop of blood in the ocean) by Philippe Fouillouse, to be launched at the end of the year. More details later...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
Site publique d’exposition collective de photographies: http: //olhares.sapo.pt/Adelita
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