This Paravent piece – which is both an original piece of art and a functional, four-panel, folding screen – amplifies the concept of hiding and revealing that is at the core of Diane’s process and imagery. The blooming flowers tease us forward, while the row of naked trees acts as a barrier. It allows contradiction to happily coexist: indoor and outdoor, hidden and seen, the intimate and the revealed.
Oil on flax; maple wood frame made by the artist.
Four panels each of Height 190cm x Width 80cm.
Price: £8500 + VAT
Diane Chappalley is a Swiss artist based in London. Inspired from her own experiences of nature – whether it is the allotment behind her house in London, the flowers in the Swiss Alps where she grew up, cycling along the Regent’s Canal, or Ophelia among the Flowers by Odilon Redon – she uses the memories and sensations they engender to paint her own, highly sensory fields and forests.