Zoé Byland: Parallel
KochxBos Gallery Amsterdam
Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat 36 1015 NR, Amsterdam
May 13 - June 10, 2017
Zoé's original and recognizable paintings are inspired by vintage photography and film noir in a mix of pop culture and science fiction icons. They give us an alienating almost nostalgic image of the future through historical and contemporary portraits: a bizarre world, beautifully crafted on canvas with acrylic paint and airbrush techniques. The paintings of Zoé Byland recall the time of polite girls in their best clothes posing for the family portrait, but she undermines our expectations with a haze of mystery by a series of strange additions to her images.
Zoé Byland is a Swiss born painter. After finishing F+F school for art and media design in Zurich she shifted toward contextual painting at Vienna's arts academy. She loves teaching and have been a lector at art school in Vienna.