LINDA BERNHARD EXHIBITION (JUNE – AUGUST)
Linda Bernhard, a 33 year old artist from Switzerland, began her career in the arts in 1996. After living in Jersey for four years, she moved to England in August 2005 to complete her education by studying a Fine Art Degree in Sculpture and a PGCE in the Creative Arts at Northbrook College in West Sussex. Currently she is employed at the same college as the Flexible Learning Assistant in the Fine Art Department. She recently completed her MA Fine Art Studies at University of Chichester. Linda is a resident artist at Worthing Art Studios.
Linda’s work is inspired by her everyday experiences, observations and surrounding environments. She’s interested in places, objects, creatures, journeys, memories and stories, rural landscapes and urban spaces. Her collages draw on innumerable sources of things she’s seen, read, or heard; becoming abstract representations of her own experiences. They express a love of colour, a sense of humour, and play with the boundary between abstract and representational.
Process is paramount. By combining photographs and found imagery, she creates new images based on personal experiences. Using a scalpel she removes elements that she considers insignificant and irrelevant; before layering the images to create environments that correspond with her everyday observations.
For more information and work visit her website www.lindabernhard.ch