Claudia Comte wearing a cap outdoors

Claudia Comte

The essence of nature, distilled into undulating sculpture and rhythmic abstraction.

"Art makes you think. Too many people are watching TV and not thinking for themselves."

Claudia Comte’s nature-inspired practice offers a contemporary twist on modernist forms. The works are typically presented as large-scale installations and murals, and also span painting, sculpture and assemblage. To create her signature wood sculptures she begins by carving with a chainsaw, before then sanding and finishing the surface. 3D scanning and digital rendering are also used to experimen...

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Swiss artist Claudia Comte was born in 1983 in Lausanne, and has since relocated to the outskirts of Basel.


Comte has embarked on a globe-trotting series of residencies to enrich and progress her practice, including Swiss XXX in South Africa, The Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology in Russia and TBA21-Academy in New Zealand.


An original work by the artist was acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), one of the world's most prestigious art institutions, for their permanent collection.

Collaborations with Claudia Comte