Alice Teichert - Connectivity

13 November 2020 — 6 December 2020

Ever responsive to her environment Teichert has translated her time in isolation into a meditative new series of paintings through which she riffs on notions of connectivity. Her painterly line, like the smooth, continuous, oscillations of the sine wave, propagates throughout this series connecting each painting to a harmonious whole. Sometimes it undulates through the horizon line of the painting and at other times the sine is a glowing circular orb - the universe at a distance as though through a telescope. Sine is line and sine is circle: we are all connected, and what we experience depends on our perspective, is the message. Working with a new medium and a new palette, Teichert is communicating with us more subtly than ever before: her line, while viscerally present, offers itself as an absence - a fissure between forms; a crack where the light breaks through. Soft rays of white pigment filter out from the pulsing line and lead our eyes into fields of colour that are so fresh and so deep that you may have gotten lost in them were it not for the circular and oblong 'pauses' of solid colour points that bop through the paintings strategically like a metronome with its own agenda, leading your eye from place to place, drawing you in and out. These paintings are universal on a deeply personal level and a masterful evolution of style. Multidisciplinary artist Alice Teichert is known for her use of bold colours and layered transparencies interspersed with script like line drawings. Teichert studied music, philosophy and visual arts in Belgium and France. Since 1989, she has built an international career with over 30 solo exhibitions in Germany, France, NY, Canada, Switzerland, and Australia. Teichert's paintings are held in many private, corporate, and public collections including the MacLaren Art Centre, Global Affairs Canada, and the Musée de la Ville de Valence, France. Teichert has been represented by Oeno Gallery since 2008.