was born in Germany and since 1990 Zurich (CH) is her home base. The artistic focus is in painting, sculpture and spatial concepts. Garda’s career is very versatile and her artistic education she graduated in different countries. Her study in human medicine (D) influenced her work significantly in the form-finding and in the symbolic language .
The Academy stay in Colombia (South America) , as the guest year at the School of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava (Slovakia) with Prof. Fischer has influenced her artistic expression in color and form. Characteristic are the various work groups, which she has developed over the years, resumed and further processed.
The spirit of inquiry and curiosity of Garda Alexander drives her to explore new materials and techniques and also to use a special technique or material to express the perspective. “I show my variant space in materials, in techniques; there are topics that interest me, which impose themselves and which I transpose into my works.“
The new work group „Inner world/life“ shows predominantly organic forms: a sensitive, delicate, vulnerable, poetic perspective. A journey through her body. And in the expression of sculpturing she shows in this work range the inspiration out of the sea – her journey in diving.
Through several study visits to China, the artist has dealt with the Far Eastern teachings and philosophy. This knowledge flows in the artistic work , as well as in the commissions of color design in the private and business sector. In the ” Kunst am Bau ” she has realized projects mainly in form of color design.
Colour, form and light are the creative elements of concrete art and, in combination with space, they provide the foundation Garda Alexander’s work is based on. But her work is inspired by nature and the reduced language of her paintings in the art range „East-West“ for example shows the process of abstraction and the ability of Garda Alexander to destillate form and colour out of nature.
The art work show different groups: energy field/ light object/ east-west and Innerlife. Typical for Garda’s art work is on one side the figurative or organic form and on the other side the reduction, the geometric form. The group of the energy field show color fields and with the dimension of light the colors are percepted in a different level in the group of the light object.
In the east-west range you see the form finding process through the studies of the human body – more an scientific view and in the group of innerlife you find more the poetic oder lyric perspective in form of a journey through the organs as the artist said. The groups are in constant development and often the artist is working parallel on different subjects.
The sculptures are an going process in the various groups on the threedimensional level. The bone sculptures called „Substance of existence“ are coming out from the
East-West project. The sculptures „anemones foam“ are ongoing results out of the range „inner lifes“ following the East-West project.
Project on request
Garda’s art work is also asked on request in reaction to architecture in the private and business sector. Color concept is the other field Garda Alexander is reacting to architecture, form and light: „Color is my life and when I think of architecture as the body of a room,
then color would have to be the soul.“ Another sector on request are the modelled portraits. The person sit as a live model in the atelier – the artist is working on clay and after the portrait is done in bronze.