Vidya Gastaldon

vidya gastaldon, Playful Flame, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 35 3/8 x 70 7/8 in.
Playful Flame, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 35 3/8 x 70 7/8 in.
vidya gastaldon, Let it god (Santa Table), 2013, dimensions variables
Let it god (Santa Table), 2013, dimensions variables
vidya gastaldon, Healing Painting (Désastre mauve), 2016, oil on vintage framed paint, 19 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.
Healing Painting (Désastre mauve), 2016, oil on vintage framed paint, 19 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.
vidya gastaldon, Healing Painting (Vers le Ciel), 2016, oil on vintage framed paint, 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.
Healing Painting (Vers le Ciel), 2016, oil on vintage framed paint, 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.
Exhibition view, Tu es monstrueux et je t'aime beaucoup, Mamco, Geneva, 2012
Exhibition view, Tu es monstrueux et je t'aime beaucoup, Mamco, Geneva, 2012
vidya gastaldon, Teapot, salad, poltergeist, 2012, oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in.
Teapot, salad, poltergeist, 2012, oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in.
vidya gastaldon, Rainbow Gathering, 2012, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.
Rainbow Gathering, 2012, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.
vidya gastaldon, Le prochain portail, 2012,  acrylic on canvas, 70 7/8 x 98 3/8 in.
Le prochain portail, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 70 7/8 x 98 3/8 in.
vidya gastaldon, Playful Flame, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 35 3/8 x 70 7/8 in.
Playful Flame, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 35 3/8 x 70 7/8 in.
Exhibition view, L'Illusion des Lumières, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, curator: Caroline Bourgeois, 2014
Exhibition view, L'Illusion des Lumières, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, curator: Caroline Bourgeois, 2014
Le long chariot Mixcoatl (detail), 2014, beechwood, wool, silk, dimensions variable
Le long chariot Mixcoatl (detail), 2014, beechwood, wool, silk, dimensions variable
Le long chariot Mixcoatl, 2014, beechwood, wool, silk, dimensions variable
Le long chariot Mixcoatl, 2014, beechwood, wool, silk, dimensions variable
Healing Painting (First Human), 2015, oil on vintage paint, 15 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.
Healing Painting (First Human), 2015, oil on vintage paint, 15 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.
Healing Painting (A huge ever growing…), 2016, oil on vintage paint, 18 1/8 x 15 in.
Healing Painting (A huge ever growing…), 2016, oil on vintage paint, 18 1/8 x 15 in.
Exhibition view, I'm in Love with the New World, Art : Concept, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, I'm in Love with the New World, Art : Concept, Paris, 2013
Teapot, salad and poltergeist, 2012, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in  vidya gastaldon
Teapot, salad and poltergeist, 2012, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in vidya gastaldon
Exhibition view, Tu es monstrueux et je t'aime beaucoup, Mamco, Geneva, 2012
Exhibition view, Tu es monstrueux et je t'aime beaucoup, Mamco, Geneva, 2012
Exhibition view, Vidya Gastaldon, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France, 2009
Exhibition view, Vidya Gastaldon, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France, 2009
Exhibition view, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea, 2007
Exhibition view, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea, 2007
Exhibition view, Vidya Gastaldon, Kunstmuseum, Thun, 2006
Exhibition view, Vidya Gastaldon, Kunstmuseum, Thun, 2006

Biography:
Vidya Gastaldon was born in 1974 in Besançon. She lives and works in Geneva. His work is present, among others, by the following institutions: Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brest; Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; Jenisch Museum, Vevey; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Collection Région Piémont, Turin; MAMCO, Geneva; Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris. Solo exhibitions: Objets peints au feu de bois, Art : Concept, Paris (2019); Push the earth with your knees, the sky with your head, Art Bärtschi & Cie, Geneva (2017); Les Rescapés, Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne; Hello From the Other Side, Art : Concept, Paris (2016); Tu es Monstrueux et je t’aime beaucoup, MAMCO, Geneva (2012); Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan (2009), among others.

With her mystical, fantastical and very vivid approach of art, Vidya Gastaldon develops a sort of harmonization of qualities both spiritual and physical. Allergic to any attempt to control and restrain her universe, she delivers a cosmic overview combining Hindi divinities, Muppet-Show characters and Christian references. Her work, reminiscent of artists such as Turner, Burchfield, Blake or Bunuel, is extremely multi faced and deals with the divine, the hallucinatory but also with everyday life. In a mixture of sacred, sensual, humour and sometimes provocative creations, she manages to establish a connection between “being” and “meant to be”. She engenders new beliefs, and by means of negative and positive impulses she pushes social unconsciousness out of the way, liberating our collective thought of the predefined egregores that oblige us to keep reproducing spiritual and social patterns.

Vidya Gastaldon – Hello From the Other Side

Vidya Gastaldon, Hello From the Other Side, exhibition catalogue, Art : Concept gallery, 2016, Paris, 72 p.

Texts: Julie Portier, Julia Mossé
Translation: Matthew Cunningham, Céline Curiol, Julia Mossé, Frieda Schumann
Thanks to: Alexandre Joly, Belén Ferrier Liamas, Gregory Bourilly
Photographer: Claire Dorn
Conception graphique: Charlotte Collin & Jonathan Martin
Layout: Julia Mossé, Alix Rozès
Printed by: Imprimerie Snel, Liège
© Art : Concept, the artist, the authors

Vidya Gastaldon

Exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum, Thun, April 15 – June 18 2006
Authors: Karl Holmqvist, Madeleine Schuppli & Fabrice Stroun
JRP Ringier éditions, Zürich, 2006

Call it what you like…

Exhibition catalogue, Call it what you like…, The new art gallery, Walsall, September 19 – November 23 2008
JRP Ringier éditions, Zürich, 2008

Objets peints au feu de bois

Art : Concept presents Vidya Gastaldon’s new solo exhibition ‘Objets peints au feu de bois’ (Home-painted objects by the fireplace).

Opening Friday the 8th of March, 2019 (Women’s Rights Day) from 6pm.

3 Kashmir Yoga Workshops will be animated by Vidya at the gallery:
Saturday the 9th of March from 4 to 6pm
Sunday the 10th of March from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Sunday the 10th of March from 4 to 6pm

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Le cours des choses

Art : Concept presents Le cours des choses, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Hubert Duprat, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, and Geert Goiris.

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Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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Vidya Gastaldon

The exhibition opening will be held on April 28, 2006.

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