Sarah Albisser

Sarah Albisser’s background as a contemporary dancer and choreographer has had a powerful influence on both her life and her art.

She is fascinated by movement and self-expression, which over the past decade has resulted in a collection of striking black-and-white portraits of female faces. Devoting herself to a unifying theme for so many years has enabled her to explore and experiment with various techniques and materials, including pens, acrylics, perspex and thread. Her art captures form, feeling and evanescent moments in time, and she often leaves a section of the canvas unfinished for the viewer to complete with their own interpretations and imaginations.

In the past Sarah has never used images or photos of faces, most of her portraits are developed through improvisation. Sarah’s work is inspired by strong female characters, who are original and have a powerful presence.