Aurel Schmidt Exhibitions and paintings at Saatchi-Gallery

Published: 21st May 2007
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Aurel Schmidt was born on 1982 in Kamloops, BC, Canada. currently lives and Works in New York.He was living a really charmed life in Vancouver.The zombie drawings take a long time. Days, Months... I've never timed it Everything was perfect. he needed to make life more difficult.he wanted a challenge, to try new things, meet new people.Executed with painstaking detail, Aurel Schmidt's Body Swallows World, pictures a fairytale landscape turned nightmare. Rendered in coloured pencil with acrylic paint highlights Schmidt's forest allures with the organic rhythms of vivification and decay, as thousands of tiny hand drawn bugs, worms, snakes, and creepy crawlies devour the scene. Reminiscent of Durer's The Large Turf or Arcimboldo's composite figures, Schmidt's drawing combines beauty and horror in its microcosmic embellishment, creating a sense of awe in its meticulous craftsmanship and allegorical subject matter.

After seeing her work on Tim Barber's Tiny Vices I became an instant fan. After doing a little internet research and poking around in her FBI file I contacted her and conducted the following interview. I hope a gallery in the Bay Area brings her out here at some point. Because I have a feeling that her work is even more impressive in the flesh.



• Deitch Projects, New York (forthcoming)


• Body Swallows World, Peres Projects Los Angeles



• Panic Room, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens

• 25 Bold Moves (with tinyvices), House of Campari, New York

• tinyvices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

• tinyvices, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

• tinyvices, Studio Bee, Maison Daikanyama 2F, Tokyo


Time, care and detail are the first things that come to mind when looking at Ms. Schmidt's work. It's as every crevice of one of her pieces is filled with something for the eye. Painstaking attention to every detail is spelled out in each of her lines.

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