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Marc Bauer

*1975 Geneva, lives in Berlin and Zurich, www.marcbauer.ch

  • Ohne Titel 1/2014
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 12
  • Size of image: 44,50 cm x 62,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
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  • Ohne Titel 2/2014
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 12
  • Size of image: 44,50 cm x 62,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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  • Last copies available
  • Ohne Titel 3/2014
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 12
  • Size of image: 44,50 cm x 62,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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  • Last copies available
  • Ohne Titel 4/2014
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 12
  • Size of image: 44,50 cm x 62,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • Sold
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Series

  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (1-4/2014)
  • Edition of: 12
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 1200.00
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Marc Bauer's new series consists of landscapes: a tree picture, a winter and a summer landscape and a view of Lake Geneva. They seduce us into a mental journey in which several levels of consciousness intersect. The landscape - the printed stone takes the form of a train window - mixes with memories of another time: summer holidays by the sea, pine trees, winter holidays, the frozen lake in the Alps. With the four lithographs the artist creates a kind of dream. The four landscapes evoke different times and places and yet they are very familiar to us: places we carry within us, places where many memories come together. For Marc Bauer, this is not a series of individual works, but a work in itself. It does not simply offer the viewer a selection of pictures. The artist creates a narrative that evokes the world of childhood memories, memories that are often missed and can be found again with closed eyes.

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  • Boy on the floor 2010
  • Photopolymer printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 31,80 cm x 46,00 cm
  • Size: 52,00 cm x 65,00 cm
  • Production: Gabriela Seiler, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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  • Hands 2010
  • Photopolymer printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 31,80 cm x 46,00 cm
  • Size: 52,00 cm x 65,00 cm
  • Production: Gabriela Seiler, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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This time Marc Bauer quotes and reproduces himself. He draws, then photographs his works arranged in his studio and finally has them reproduced as photopolymer prints. A drawing is a photograph, is a gravure print - a variation on "A rose is a rose is a rose" by Gertrude Stein. The production process is a clever and at the same time ironic game with several levels and constant reference. The references that can be made in the pictures are also manifold. In "Boy on the floor", for example, the iconographic fishing could look like this: Above all hovers death, grinning cheekily at us. Who will have to believe in it? The rabbit, the young man, both together? The quintessence (of both leaves): Everybody knows it, you shouldn't cling to anything, neither gently to an animal, nor strongly to yourself or another person - because the "grinning end" is breathing down our necks ...

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  • Melancholia I-III/2008
  • Mezzotint
  • Edition of: 15
  • Size of image: 32,30 cm x 45,00 cm
  • Size: 49,00 cm x 59,50 cm
  • Production: Gabriela Seiler, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
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"In this graphic work I was interested in the process and the technique. I made a series of three sheets with the same printing plate. The first one represents an architectural element with some straight lines that create a space. The second one is the same as the first one, but extended by a swamp landscape. On the third and last sheet three figures appear. Subsequently the picture changes with this procedure, becomes more and more dramatic and ends in quotations from painters of the 15th and 16th century. The last sheet now shows a ceiling that could have come from a church or a baroque theatre, a swampland with burnt trees and a naked figure, an undead man supporting his head, on the other side a dead body that is decaying, while another undead man rises with an evil eye. I imagined a picture whose compositional elements come from different contexts: Art history, popular culture of the 80's with zombies, an apocalyptic landscape The only living thing is the little bush almost in the middle of the picture, which separates the thinker figure from the dead body. I also wanted to give the landscape a materiality that in some places looks like a painting layer."

Funding project 08

In 2008 the Association for Original Graphics (VFO) celebrates its 60th anniversary. For their birthday they gave themselves a present: the support project 08 - a discreet method of antiaging. The VFO offered young Swiss artists the opportunity to gain their first experience in the field of printmaking (i.e. the artists were to choose a technique they had never worked with before).
The selection of the artists took place in a multi-stage process. On the one hand, the VFO directly approached interesting young artists. Secondly, all the important art schools in Switzerland were contacted with the request that they each select two artists who would like to submit a project. From all the projects submitted, a jury consisting of members of the board and external experts then selected artists who were subsequently given the opportunity to attend a workshop.
The participants in the project were given the opportunity to attend a workshop of about one week's duration in a printing studio of their choice. The entire costs were borne by the VFO. The aim of the workshop was not to present a print-ready product, but to become familiar with a particular technique.
In order to deepen the sustainability of the workshop phase, each artist was given the opportunity - with the experience gained - to produce a group of 2 to 4 works in a small edition for the VFO. The resulting prints will now be shown in November 2008 in a support bunk at Kunst Zürich 08. Afterwards, the works were on display for about three months with the November 2008 edition in the rooms of the VFO.


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