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Adrian Schiess

*1959 Zurich. lives in Zurich and Le Locle

  • Coquelicot I/2016
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Size: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
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  • Coquelicot II/2016
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Size: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Mimosas I/2016
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Size: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Mimosas II/2016
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Size: 47,00 cm x 67,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
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  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (2016)
  • Edition of: 30
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 2200.00
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"Through painting, things show themselves. They come into view. Schiess' painting is involved in the visibility and invisibility of things. In this case, the things are above all things of nature, not original nature, but the nature of the history of painting. The nature of the history of painting combines with the natural analogy of his own work. Therein lies one of the peculiarities of the work, the opposite of a definition." (Ulrich Loock, "Scheisse" in Adrian Schiess, Werke 1978-2012). The artist used 2 photographs from 2008, when he still had his studio in Mouans-Sartoux, as the basis for the present heliogravures. The two motifs "Coquelicot" and "Mimosas" appear again and again in his work over the years in various series and groups of works.

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  • Vollmond 1/2004
  • Lithography on glossy foil
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 70,00 cm x 100,00 cm
  • Size: 70,00 cm x 100,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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  • Vollmond 2/2004
  • Lithography on glossy foil
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 70,00 cm x 100,00 cm
  • Size: 70,00 cm x 100,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 480.00
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Adrian Schiess became known for his "flat works": cut rectangular, mostly monochrome painted panels, underlaid with squared timber and arranged in rows on the floor. The shiny surfaces reflect the surrounding space and become part of the installation. Another group of works by Schiess are the "Fragments": irregularly torn, colorfully painted papers and cardboard. From 1994 onwards, he also created large-format, multi-part photographs and videos. The two lithographs "Full Moon 1" and "Full Moon 2" were created in 2004 together with a larger series of full moon pictures and with two editions of 6 heliogravures and 2 bromoprints of pornographic photographs.

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