Brigita Huemer’s latest piece, Love is Light, is a sculpture which aims to express how art is at the same time either a source of serenity and a cause of reflection. The sinuosity of the shapes seems to cuddle the spectator with its harmonious movements, conveying the tranquility of the composition, while the intensity of the color gives an almost provoking irreverence to the sculpture. Art represented and still represents, says the artist, a mirror of the society in which it has been produced, and, in this case, the need not to stall during this “forced pause” from our everyday life. On the contrary, the period of quarantine brought the artist to experiment new forms of art (coming from observing nature), and a new material, namely neon-plexiglass, which, apart from having very strong and vivid colors, has the peculiarity of reflecting the surrounding shapes, colors and light. As in nature everything tends to balance itself, in the sculpture, which symbolizes the entire mankind, everything is aiming at the balance: we have to balance our lives and our souls in such an unsettling period. The light reflected through the sculpture represents the energy of life, as the artist says: “Where there is light, there’s creation and there’s hope”.
Brigita Huemer was born in Austria in 1972 and currently lives and works in Rome. As a child she developed a special interest in art and photography. In 1999 she worked as an assistant for Walter Schupfer's photography agency and later became studio manager for photographer Todd Eberle. Her training started at The Art Students League in New York and continued with a diploma from the Department of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts.
Initially she was drawn to a naturalistic photographic technique, and then she continued with artistic experimentation, first on the human figure with cutout portraits and then on the abstraction of forms.
She participated in various collective exhibitions including Das Ei, a project organized in 2013 for the Flashback fair in Turin. In 2017 she exhibited at the Ricordi Futuri 2.0 exhibition at Polo del '900 in Turin and Il Segno della Memoria at the European Parliament in Brussels. In the same year she held two solo exhibitions, one at El Magazen dell’Arte in Venice and the other at the Galleria Ferrero Arte Contemporanea in Ivrea.
The works of Brigita Huemer have their signature style in the repetition of modular geometrical shapes, programmatically established by the rhythmic passage from monochrome. They are never a monotonous and mechanical repetition of themselves because each of these variations, in a cause and effect relationship, generates a total shift of all the internal equilibriums of the pictorial composition.
In 2018 she participated in the exhibitions: Ricordi futuri 4.0 - Cosa c'è in fondo al binario at the Milan Holocaust Memorial and Unforgettable Childhood, both curated by Ermanno Tedeschi. In May 2018 the duo exhibition Emotiva, Brigita Huemer e Angelica Romeo curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi was held at the Mucciaccia Contemporary gallery in Rome.