Cyre de Toggenburg

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Cyre de Toggenburg
Born (1972-06-17) June 17, 1972 (age 41)
Ernetschwill, Switzerland
Nationality Switzerland
Field Painting
Movement Spiritual Abstract

Cyre de Toggenburg (born June 17, 1972) is a Swiss-French visual artist who specializes in abstract art.

Biography[edit]

She was trained in an ultra-traditional practice that gave her an important technical base. Since 1996, she has turned to abstraction.

Cyre belongs to the GAVART Gallery,[1] a group of sculptors and painters, whose members include Zaven, Aléhaux, Beyssey, Bouchaud, de Kerhor, de Verdière, du Jeu, Kwak, Lalanne, among others. Graduating from the Conservatoire de Paris, Cyre pursued her studies of human sciences and psychoanalysis at the Institut de Psychanalyse Active, Paris.

Cyre has exhibited in many European countries, Russia, and Africa. Her experience of living and traveling in Africa between 2009 and 2010 influenced her work.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Her works, influenced by Rothko, are oriented towards abstraction. She named them all "No title" until 2011. She often uses the square format, a technique commonly used for photography.

While her work is stylistically similar to the Abstract Expressionists, she is also influenced by Romanticists. Cyre de Toggenburg herself has stated that she has been influenced by the works of Delacroix and Géricault, and others like Turner, Leroy Neiman, El Greco, Nicolas de Staël and Klimt.[5]

Cyre de Toggenburg's painting continues the path of Vasudeo S. Gaitonde towards Zen and Spiritualism and Gerhard Richter's towards abstraction. The artist seeks to touch the spirituality of the observer. Her research focused on abstract painting in the fields of literature, science, sociology, ethnology, philosophy, psychology, quantum physics, chemistry and Zen.

Her intellectual curiosity led her to exploit the progress of science and to transposed those mechanisms to pictorial abstraction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.galeriegavart.com/GalerieGavart/Bienvenue.html
  2. ^ Millionaire Fair, Moscou, 2006.Editeur : Gijrath Media Groep BV Noordhollandstraat 71 1081 AS Amsterdam Pays-Bas
  3. ^ Millionaire Fair Magazine 2006. Editeur Millionaire Fair International, PPOCCNR 127018, MOCKBA, Yn. Monkobar, 3, CTp. Russie
  4. ^ Cyre de Toggenburg, Catalogue DW’sG Dakar 2010 Senegal. Editeur Cercle de la Rade, Cercle de la Rade DAKAR
  5. ^ Catalogue Dak'Art 2010. Editor Eiffage Senegal. Imprimé par La Rochette- Dakar

Further reading[edit]

  • Catalog Florence Biennale 2011. Editor Arte Studio SRL . Artistic Director Francolini - Firenze (Italy).
  • "Dakar Women's Group 2011". Editor Sokhamon, rue Franklin Roosevelt, Dakar (Senegal).
  • Catalogue Florence Biennale 2007. Editor Arte Studio SRL . Artistic Director Marina Abramović- Firenze (Italy).
  • "Who's who in International Art 2006". Editor Whoswhoart, 20 av de la gare CP 205 CH-1001 Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • "Longlaville" n°61 octobre 2004. Editor Longlaville C.S. Publication Director Roger Corbelloti
  • Le Journal du Centre, 1er janvier 2000, Pascal Larcher.
  • Millionaire Fair, Moscou, 2006. Editor : Gijrath Media Groep BV Noordhollandstraat 71 1081 AS Amsterdam (Pays-Bas).
  • Millionaire Fair Magazine 2006. Editor Millionaire Fair International, PPOCCNR 127018, Moscou, Yn. Monkobar, 3, CTp. (Russia).
  • Cyre de Toggenburg, Catalogue DW’sG Dakar 2010 Senegal. Editor Cercle de la Rade, Cercle de la Rade, Dakar (Sénégal).
  • Catalogue Dak'Art 2010. Editor Eiffage Senegal. La Rochette - Dakar

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