I escape through fiction.
Life is already made of a succession of small daily fables of which we are all the protagonists. I am the main protagonist of my own fables.
What you call “unhealthy” rituals contribute to my well-being and happiness. I love sugar, fat, wine and reality TV shows.
My personal unachievable fantasy would be to vivre d’amour et d’eau fraîche, as we say in French. It means to live a carefree existence, with no worries or responsibilities and just for love.
If you’re lucky and strong enough, you can choose it.
Yes, it's all about willpower. Unfortunately, I have no willpower.
I have been working on it and failing at it since I was born. What about you?
Yes, I do. I am not a romantic artist who dedicates and sacrifices her life for art making.
I haven't had a nervous breakdown or an existential crisis yet, if that was the question.
This is a tricky question when one considers the ecological impact of the art world, but I am personally in agreement with what I do, think and how I live as a human being and artist on this planet.
I don't even want to predict and I cannot even imagine what wellbeing activities will emerge in the future. I already feel like I'm living in a sci-fi movie.
Rough art techniques are characteristic of the work of Swiss artist Christelle Kahla (b. 1994). These include both the material, i.e., untreated cotton and canvases, which the artist stretches on the wall so that their edges are distorted, and the shape eventually evokes animal hide. She also uses a specific natural and gestural technique of spray painting, which makes it impossible for the artist to go back and retouch. The intensity of the movements provides the paintings with a very rich decorative aspect and gives the viewer an impression of framing their own reflections. Yet is not their reflection of them, but a kind of absorption into the surfaces of the asymmetrically stretched canvases. The artist studied at the Art Institute of the College of Art and Design in Basel and the École cantonale d'art in Lausanne.