Contemporary abstract artist Brigitte Balbinot grew up Switzerland. She is a full-time practicing artist who now works and lives in South Florida. Having both a Swiss and Italian heritage, her solid footprint in the old continent can be observed in her work from the choice of materials she uses to the intricate surfaces that she crafts. Her work is very much inspired by the natural world, its universal laws and spirituality, alluding to life’s impermanence.
Balbinot works with different mediums such as oil, and the mix of cold and hot beeswax, also known as encaustic. Encaustic is a medium dating back to the Greco Romans that requires the use of heat to fuse each layer application. The crafting of these intricate and complex surfaces emphasizes the physicality of the material. The end result are surfaces that are very complex, celebrating the passage of time and life’s impermanence.
Balbinot is self-taught. Over the years she has been perfecting her skills through numerous workshops, classes, and mentorships, which has resulted in an ongoing progression of her work. She has collaborated on residential and commercial commissions in Canada and in the United States and has collectors in both North America and Europe. Currently the artist shows her work in national galleries and selected curated exhibits.