Third New Year card by Maya Bringolf

Bohrorgel 2 ("Drilling organ 2"), 2015 Digital Collage

My art embraces sculpture and installations, and photocollages. My interests are cycles, the surreal, the baroque, organ sounds in the microtonal range (interference), sacred rooms, stock exchange halls and the rooms of offshore platforms. By combining different levels I merge supposedly contradictory realities to something new, something surreal.

In the latest photocollages, church interiors with their furnishings contrast with stock exchange halls and their interiors. The source material comprises files of pictures from the internet and from books. The partially inadequate quality of the internet files forms part of the concept; they are a part of our visual reality, which is what interests me. That is, in the prints there are areas in sharp focus and areas that lack definition, which I bring into balance.

Maya Bringolf, 2015

With this third card, once again a digital photocollage by Maya Bringolf, our fourth series of New Year cards is complete. The Zurich artist has been studying organs and the manner of operation of organ pipes for years now, as well as a wide range of artistic creation. Her photocollages, works on paper, place the organ in an unusual context. The juxtaposition of what at first glance are highly varied elements is astounding, fascinating and exciting. We wonder what she has in store for us in the future.

Kuhn Organbuilders Ltd

Brief biography:

Maya Bringolf

Born in 1969 in Schaffhausen, 1992 - 1994 the School of Art and Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich, 1994 – 2000 Academy of Fine Arts Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Zurich, 2001 Diplom work, 2011 Reader in Sculpture, F+F School for Art and Media Design Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign, Zurich

Participation in many international solo and group exhibitions, publications and various prizes, works in museums and private collections in Switzerland and abroad.