A portfolio website for artist Christiane Peschek evoking intimacy and softness.
Christiane Peschek is a multi-disciplinary artist from Vienna working with images and multi-sensory spatial concepts. She explores our post-internet reality through rituals, retreats, retouched images, scents, and sensual ethereal materials. Her work is is grounded in intimacy and self-idealization.
Together we created a new website for to showcase her work. The vision was to give the visitor a similar feeling to the morning after a one night stand. You're at the peak of physical intimacy but how much do you really know the person lying next to you? In the warm after glow of the night, you're suspended between closeness and anonymity.
Taking inspiration from Christiane’s work, the website explores the idea of surfaces and textures: a slowly changing gradient background layer provides softness throughout the site. An immersive image gallery of works is contrasted with full screen text layer as though the screen is flipped.
The cursor was designed to feel like a small blip of Christiane’s soul, following the visitor as they explore the site.
The website invites its visitors to be vulnerable to the screen. Be open to this personal, digital representation of Christiane. It starts with a question... what will your answer be?
Special thanks to Ernst Lima for her incredible sound design.