Laila Bachtiar was born 1971 in Vienna. From 1990, she visited the Gugging House of Artists once a week, since 2003 she has come daily to the atelier gugging.
Laila Bachtiar spends a considerable time on her pencil- or coloured pencil drawings featuring mainly trees, animals or humans. Having swiftly drawn the basic structure in almost unbroken lines, she elaborates on them in detail, putting line next to parallel line. This produces – particularly in her pencil drawings – an almost three-dimensional effect from a distance.
Her works can be found in numerous private collections.
flying high, künstlerinnen der art brut, curators : ingried brugger, hannah rieger, veronika rudorfer, kunstforum, vienne, from february 15th to june 23rd, 2019.
living in art brut, 123 works from the hannah rieger collection, museumkrems, krems an der donau, austria, from september 8th to october 26th, 2017.
gugging! the crazed in the hot zone, christian berst art brut gallery, from september 2nd to october 14th, 2017, paris.
exhibition catalogue, flying high, künstlerinnen der art brut, ingried brugger, hannah rieger, veronika rudorfer, kunstforum, vienna, kehrer verlag, heidelberg, 2019.
exhibition catalogue, living in art brut, 123 works from the hannah rieger collection, museumkrems, bad vöslau, austria, 2017.
exhibition catalogue, gugging! the crazed in the hot zone, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2017.