Maya Von Moos
Maya von Moos was born at Chur in Switzerland in 1953. After studying the design of china and ceramics in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and painting and sculpture at the “Accademia di Belle Arti“ in Florence and the “Ecole des Beaux Arts” in Geneva, she came to prominence because of her experimental installation sculptures and because of her great love of colours.
After taking her degree, she moved to Zürich and concentrated on making large format sculptures in iron, lacquered with colours, using an old blacksmith’s shop as her studio.
In 1993, Maya von Moos moved to New York, where she came into contact with the digital world and began to construct mobile and computerised sculptures. She decided to explore this art form further by attending the biennial course in computer animation at the “Pratt Institute of Art”.
This is how 3D computer-animation became the ideal formative base for her artistic endeavours, and led Maya von Moos to concentrate principally on the making of digital videos and sculptures made from 3D printing.
Her works of art are on display in numerous national and international exhibitions.
“Making wine is like making art, an almost metaphysical human occupation – it’s the transformation of raw materials into a product created and shaped by man. The macrocosm and the microcosm are part of it: the earth, the planets, the sun, grapes, vines, nature and yeast, but colours and ideas too. With dedication and inspiration man is able to fashion produce from the earth, jewels to be enjoyed. This is the core of the message that my 3D animation expresses. A visual synthesis has been prepared for the art label.”