A visual, tactile representation of sound and the ever-fleeting nature of existence are brilliantly on display throughout Andrea Wolfensberger’s work. Her sculptures appear like air bubbles that have traveled up through water to form dazzling clusters of gentle foam collecting on the surface of the wall. Andrea’s bubbles not only reflect each present moment, but seem to come to life themselves as the glossy, interference colors of paint changes with every step across the gallery. Resembling landscapes, Wolfensberger’s cardboard sound fields are three-dimensional representations of electro-acoustic signals recorded in two-dimensional graphs.
Andrea Wolfensberger studied at Ecole Supérieure d‘Art Visuel, Geneva, Cité Internationel des Arts, Paris, and Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Italy. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum Bruder Klaus, Sachseln; Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France; Kunstmuseum Solothurn; Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen; Edizioni Periferia, Lucerne; Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Art Basel, Basel; artgeneve, Geneva and Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich. She has been awarded Artprize of Basler Zeitung, Recognition award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart-Grant, Grant of the Canton of Zurich, Swiss Federal Grant, Kiefer-Hablitzel-Grant, Grant of the City of Zurich, and Grant of Stiftung BINZ 39.