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Peter Püntener

*1958 Lucerne, lives in Zurich www.peterpuentener.ch

  • Rheinufer, Düsseldorf, 2003/2013 (Bruno Jakob at Work)
  • Silver gelatine print
  • Edition of: 21
  • Size of image: 11,00 cm x 27,50 cm
  • Size: 24,00 cm x 30,50 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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  • Painted Desert Arizona, 2002/2013 (Bruno Jakob at Work)
  • Silver gelatine print
  • Edition of: 21
  • Size of image: 11,00 cm x 27,50 cm
  • Size: 24,00 cm x 30,50 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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  • Rockaway Beach,Queens NY, 2004/2013 (Bruno Jakob at Work)
  • Silver gelatine print
  • Edition of: 21
  • Size of image: 11,00 cm x 27,50 cm
  • Size: 24,00 cm x 30,50 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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Peter Püntener first portrayed Bruno Jakob in 1997, the year he first met the Swiss artist, who lives and paints in New York City. For his paintings Bruno Jakob uses invisible means such as thoughts, water, energy or touch. The significance of his work lies in the radical criticism of the trust in visual evidence that is deeply rooted in our culture. The first portraits that Peter Püntener made of Bruno Jakob show the artist in his apartment in New York, but soon he accompanied him on his travels, and Jakob also painted in the knowledge that the camera was watching him. Since then, a comprehensive documentation has been created that makes Jakob's invisible painting perceptible in the context of painterly practice. The photographs from the series The Quest for the Invisible - Bruno Jakob at Work recall images from German Romanticism, but here the sublime does not evoke awe or horror in the artist, but action-oriented cheerfulness and playful dialogue. (Roman Kurzmeyer)

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  • Montana I, 2004/2013
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 15,60 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Size: 21,00 cm x 47,40 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
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  • Arizona VIII, 2009/2013
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 15,60 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Size: 21,00 cm x 47,40 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
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  • Michigan I, 2006/2013
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 15,60 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Size: 21,00 cm x 47,40 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
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  • Montana VI, 2006/2013
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 15,60 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Size: 21,00 cm x 47,40 cm
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
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Series

  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (2013) zusammen
  • Edition of: 20
  • Production: Ursula Heidelberger, Zurich
  • CHF 1200.00
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In his photo cycle "The End of the Road" Peter Püntener shows car wrecks, which he has tracked down at different, sometimes breathtaking places in the USA. People are not to be seen in the pictures. Despite their absence, they are always present: one would only like to know who last drove the car, or why the car was stranded at this place. An accident? A simple engine failure that forced the car to abandon the road? Or even a crime? The wrecks prove to be ambiguous monuments. As bleak as they are poetic, they become an uneasy memento mori, a symbol of failure. The complexity of the panoramic images also reflects the decline of the world power USA and gives the American way of life a bittersweet aftertaste.

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