When I drove my son Sebastian in March 2020 to the airport of Lamezia, at the beginning of the Italian lockdown of the Corona virus pandemic, the setting sun illuminated the olive fields along the highway with a very special green - yellow light. In the night I dreamed that on each olive tree was sitting a black raven. I felt strongly the sudden arrival of something old and dark, threatening us humans and urging an immediate response of our innate animal wisdom.
Angela Keller grew up in Switzerland and started to follow a career as palaeontologist. At the same time she started to take lessons in drawing and painting at the School of Arts at the University in Bern and attended art classes under several Swiss painters. In her thirties she immigrated to Italy where she developed to the passionate painter she is today. Angela has received many rewards and exhibited her works in numerous international art shows e.g. in 2019 ARTEXPO NYC, USA, 2018 Spectrum Miami USA, 2018 at Arte Borgo Gallery in Rome and FUTURARTE at the Museum MIIT Turin.
Angela creates experimental, playful artwork with hints of dreams, fantasy, and charm. Her paintings fluctuate between surrealism and symbolism; they are dreamy, otherworldly, and lyrical in their balance between fantasy and reality. She depicts in her works imaginative imagery while also incorporating certain realistic elements, such as the hills of Kabul, the coast of Portugal or the villages in Calabria, in Southern Italy, where Angela currently lives and works.