Americas

Elisabeth Wild
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Her collage works are made from the pages of glossy lifestyle magazines, from which the artist identifies colors, forms, and textures that she reconstitutes into rich, abstract compositions. Calling them her Fantasías, Wild’s collages rework the extravagances of consumer culture into beautiful, beguiling images of her own that seem to evoke unknown terrestrial landscapes, dreamlike architectures, and imaginary spaces.

Elisabeth Wild’s colorful, bold, and lavish collages are the result of the artist’s daily practice. Born nearly a century ago in Austria, Wild’s life has taken her from Europe to Argentina, where he family fled the Nazis during World War II; back to Switzerland following the war, and then again to Latin America, where she has lived at the edge of tropical territory both wild and serene.