2011, Oil on linen, 40 x 50 cm, Artist’s collection
Flavia Metzler toys with our expectations and deliberately creates a Surrealist painting 80 years on. Her work is constructed from images generated from the past, like someone who speaks beautifully with chosen quotes. It is a delicate balance. She trusts hers intuition and boldly forges ahead by using the past like a child, surprise blending with fear.