London: Stephanie Kilgast’s Environmentally Friendly Feedback Wall
As part of The Other Art Fair’s ‘Greener Future’ initiative for 2019 curated by Soho House, Head of Collections Kate Bryan, we ask an artist to paint a mural on our ‘Feedback Wall’ for each edition of the fair. The Feedback Wall provides a space for visitors at the fair to share how they think we can be more sustainable and environmentally friendly as a contemporary art organization in 2019.
For the Summer 2019 edition of The Other Art Fair, first-time fair artist Stéphanie Kilgast will be incorporating her trademark natural, environmental forms into a larger than life mural. Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature and its current biodiversity. Plants, mushrooms, insects and other animals encounter in a vibrant swirl of colors under her brush or sculpting tools.
Since 2017, in her series “Discarded Objects”, she grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature. Her work has a cheerful post apocalyptic feel to it, a reassuring reminder that nature has the capacity to grow back, if we only let it.
Her miniature work and more recent sculptures have been exhibited in America, Asia and Europe.
Stéphanie Kilgast was born in 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and currently resides in Vannes, France.