Marie-Claire Baldenweg

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Marie-Claire Baldenweg (born 27 March 1954) is a Swiss–Australian contemporary artist.

Life and work[edit]

Marie-Claire Baldenweg was born Switzerland.

Since the early seventies almost all of her oil paintings feature the motif of a plastic shopping bag. Her style is a mix of photorealism and pop-art.[1]

She lives in Byron Bay, is married to musician Pfuri Baldenweg and mother of three children.

Shows[edit]

  • In 1988 the Powerhouse Museum (Hyde Park Barracks) hosted a 6 months solo exhibition called "Carried Away".
  • In 2003 the Swiss Stock Exchange hosted a museum-like solo exhibition of her work "Global Market – Bagflags of the World".
  • In 2005 the Australian Stock Exchange hosted a museum-like solo exhibition of her work "Global Market – Bagflags of the World".[2]

Quotes[edit]

  • The queen of plastic bag art, Marie-Claire Baldenweg. (Sunday Telegraph, Australia, 02/2005)
  • Marie-Claire could be thought of as working in a kind of latter-day Pop art style both celebrating the possibilities of globalisation while critiquing its unkinder aspects. (Anthony Bond, Director Curatorial and Head Curator International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales)
  • For the Swiss artist Marie-Claire Baldenweg plastic carrier bags are "a typical symbol of our capitalistic high gloss- and hi-tech era." (ART Magazin, Germany, 11/2003)[3]

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