Diana Zwibach

Diana Zwibach spent her early childhood in Novi Sad Serbia where she was born in 1948. At the age of 11 she moved to Africa and later in her late teens moved to the Middle East, graduating with BA honours at Bezalel Art Academy. In 1971 she was awarded a national art scholarship to further her studies in London. In 1972 she received a post graduate diploma in Printmaking at Chelsea School of Art and a MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art in 1974. Since 1975 she has lived and worked as a professional artist in the North of England, exhibiting worldwide. Her work has been exhibited in twenty-two solo exhibitions and many more collaborative exhibitions.

Zwibach’s work is mainly figurative, anthropomorphic and organic, and generally deals with the human condition within its socio-political, topographical and geographical perspective. Her works are distinguished by their complex and dramatic narratives which take both real and imagined stories as their source material. Zwibach develops the narratives through an organic approach to painting and printmaking the figures change fluidly to form an exciting and explosive colourful crescendo.

The figures and the meaning formulate and disintegrate, creating their own symmetry and symbolism. The very nature of creation and destruction exists under the layers of texture proposing both the mental and physical with expressions of connectedness and disjunction.

The method is an autobiographical approach incorporating personal experiences of natural surroundings, regional and personal dialects.