Chrissy Angliker was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and raised in Greifensee and Winterthur. Her artistic inclinations emerged at an early age, as she experimented with stone, clay, and found objects among other materials. Beginning in 1996 she was fortunate to study with the Russian artist Juri Borodachev RIP, who became her artistic mentor for several years.
In 1999, at the age of 16, Chrissy moved to the US to study Fine Art at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. In 2002, at age 19, Chrissy had her first solo show at Gallery Juri in Winterthur, Switzerland. Chrissy's artworks reflect her spiritual, political, and humanitarian persepctive. Her work has been featured in several international publications and she has collaborated with AOL and was commissioned to create a mural for their offices in San Francisco.
The focus of this painting style lies in creating a balanced relationship between the controllable and uncontrollable. For every intentional mark, there follows a free-falling drip, challenging it. The artist is searching for a sense of grace in the transition between these two opposing elements.
The theme of this series arose from her feeling of life itself being a balance between control and chaos. As people, we have intentions, but must anticipate the intervention of outside forces beyond our power. In each subject, extreme opposites are juxtaposed: ugly versus beautiful, sorrow versus elation, order versus disorder. The drips represent the things that exist about a subject that the artist doesn't know enough about to depict. It's the things one senses are there, but doesn't want to make any assumptions about. The drips physically fill those unknown gaps.
Every living creature is made up of a unique mixture of opposites; therefore to honestly portray a subject, one must include the dark, the shadowed, in order to highlight the depth and beauty. The finished painting captures the relationship created by the artist collaborating with gravity. Together with nature she aims to create a whole, and frank representation of the subject.