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Andrea Berthel

It is usually the human being who stands in the foreground in Andrea Berthel’s works and is often depicted by her in a hyper-realistic manner. Every crease, every flaw, every detail, no matter how small, she captures with the utmost precision. She sees and paints things that a photographer cannot capture. Andrea Berthel shows people with their worries and fears. Their faces emerge from veiled backgrounds, superimposed by fog or smoothed structures. By embedding many of her naturalistically painted persons in an abstract, structural background, the artist gives her works magical, dreamlike, if not surreal traits. The artist collects inspiration for her mostly mixed-technique works from her travels, books or private surroundings. In her works she processes personal experiences and impressions. Often it is the marginal figures of a society, excluded people, to whom Andrea Berthel lends her works a “hearing”.

Born 1958 in Santiago (Chile)
Studied art history, German and English studies in Stuttgart and Heidelberg (Germany)
parallel to autodidactic acquisition of all painting techniques
1989-1995 Study of the art of the “trompe-l′oeil” in South Africa
From 1996 T freelance artist and muralist
From 2006 creative reorientation (sea images, reflections, reflections and light representations)
since 2008 a also hyperrealistic human studies in philosophical and time-critical contexts
lives and works in Baden-Baden (Germany)

Andre Berthel

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