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August 2012

  • Gradient 2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 60,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 90,00 cm x 76,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 700.00
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  • Wandstück 2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 60,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 90,00 cm x 76,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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  • Haus 2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 60,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 90,00 cm x 76,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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Series

  • Alle 3 Arbeiten (2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 2000.00
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A roller coaster in a desolate state, photographs like from an old family album and a car from the 1950s in front of a house: With the three new heliogravures by Uwe Wittwer we look back. They are traces of memory as well as archives of emotions. Memories are generally not very exact - especially the personal ones have a rather selective accuracy, often the facts are blurred. The main source for the templates is the Internet. Uwe Wittwer does not take over the researched images 1:1, but alienates them, turns them into a negative, removes or adds elements. The pictures on the sheet "Wandstück" appear in Wittwer's oeuvre as models for paintings, watercolours and inkjet prints. They belong thematically to the cycle "Verwehung" (drifting) and show subjects from East Prussia of the 1930s and 1940s. Now the six illustrations are arranged on a pale blue wallpaper, accompanied by six black dots. Such dots, also white ones, are found on all three sheets. Are they spheres, black suns, planets, shadows, reflections, omissions in the memory? The title "house" indicates that the weighting is not on the car in the foreground, but on the building in the background. American suburb, idyll, crime? The film now takes place in the mind of the viewer. "Gradient", the title of the first sheet, generally means a gradient. Graphic artists also refer to a continuous transition of colour and brightness. Uwe Wittwer is a master in staging the broad transition from reality to reminiscence, the gradient of memory.

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  • Ohne Titel 1/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 29,50 cm x 26,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 460.00
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  • Ohne Titel 2/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 29,50 cm x 26,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 460.00
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Series

  • Beide Arbeiten (1+2/2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 40
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 800.00
  • Sold
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After the serigraph "mural", the last work for the VFO, Christine Streuli has now created two new lithographs. In her works the artist often "plays" with symmetries, reflections and repetitions, with patterns and templates. The new works are less a mix of patterns than a sequence of layering and overlapping. Colourful loops, grey and coloured butterflies lie on an abstract, black and white background, and in the foreground, as optical bait, cherries on a stick. Behind these fruits, in both leaves, four white bars, like fingers, slide into the picture from the left. The prominently placed fruits are highly stylized - in their woodcut-like shape they all appear to be the same and each individual cherry has the same protruding highlight. The interplay of abstract and figurative motifs gives the lithographs by Christine Streuli a special, sensational dynamic.

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  • Circulation (am) 2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 25
  • Size of image: 100,00 cm x 71,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Circulation (pm) 2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 25
  • Size of image: 100,00 cm x 71,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
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With "Circulation (am)" and "Circulation (pm)" Julia Steiner has once again created two large-format lithographs. "am" and "pm" refer to the division of the day into two twelve-hour periods (mainly in the English-speaking world): before noon (ante meridiem) and after noon (post meridiem). Are the lithographs characteristic of the dynamics during these halves of the day, or rather of the energies they can release? Are they allusions to the flow, to the cycle of creative streams during these periods? Julia Steiner has drawn on the lithographic stones with strong, energetic strokes. The artist proceeded associatively rather than logically or conceptually. Compared to "Circulation (am)", "Circulation (pm)" is slightly darker, more compact, the vortices ripple more wildly. On the following sheet, the title of which indicates the second half of the day, the style is a little less brisk, not sluggish, but still a little more relaxed. Both are intoxicating worlds that Julia Steiner has created. The works have a physical end, the edge of the paper, but they do not stop there: the vortices, currents, waves spill over the sheet - the viewer can hardly escape the pull.

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  • Ohne Titel 1/2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Ohne Titel 2/ 2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Ohne Titel 3/2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 360.00
  • Sold
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  • Ohne Titel 4/2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 360.00
  • Sold
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Series

  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (1-4/2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 1120.00
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  • Ohne Titel 1+2/2012 zusammen
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 640.00
  • Sold
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  • Ohne Titel 3+4/2012 zusammen
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 640.00
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"Albrecht Schnider has dedicated himself from his early days to the exploration of the icon, the model and the reductionist possibilities of painting. Schnider's paintings also appear in smaller formats as monoliths, which have now found their final formation, the 'representation of the most necessary', from the actual process of the previous drawing" (Susanne Neubauer). In one group of the new serigraphs, two surfaces face each other: Grey and pink, dark green and a bright light green. They touch each other only timidly. The second pair is kept in more sedate colours: Silver and English green gold (bronze), or copper and a dull black. Here the structures are more complex. There are "intersections", which are not occupied by a single colour, but remain unprinted. Simple forms, excitingly garish, or complex structures with unagitated harmonious colouring: with the highest precision Albrecht Schnider places colours, surfaces (spaces, gaps) and sets them into an exciting dialogue.

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  • Color Beauty Case (2012)
  • Closed Plexiglas object with 14 painted pigment colours
  • Edition of: 15
  • Dimensions: 43,00 cm x 62,00 cm x 3,00 cm
  • Production: Marco Ganz
  • CHF 3200.00
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Color Beauty Case is a showcase like work of art, a kind of wonder chamber of noble color pigments. In particular, historical colour shades can be discovered, which have become great rarities due to their rarity, high price, difficult processing and sometimes also their toxicity. The specially produced pigment colours were painted in up to twenty layers by the artist, so even pigments with very poor coverage are deep, rich shades. The mineral lapis lazuli, for example, presents itself not as a hint of watercolour, but as a magnificent, magnificent blue. Contained are, from top to bottom: Pink Colours, Lapis Lazuli, Schweinfurt Green, Irgazin Ruby, British Racing Green, Bleu Guimet, Aureolin, Epidote, Egyptian Green, Han Purple, Cinnabar, Alizarin Violet, Naples Yellow Citron and Copper Blue.

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  • Ozean 1/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 520.00
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  • Ozean 2/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 520.00
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  • Ozean 3/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 520.00
  • available
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  • Ozean 4/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 520.00
  • available
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Series

  • Ozean 1-4/2012
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 1960.00
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After "Aude 1-4", 2011, inkjet prints, the second work for the VFO "Ozean 1-4", 2012, heliogravures, has now been created. What these two works have in common is the water, whether as a fabric of surfaces on the Mediterranean coast in the south or as a stormy landscape on the Atlantic Ocean in the west of France, both recorded under unique, extreme light and weather conditions. After thoroughly testing the mixes in the printing studio, each of the four works was underlaid with a differently brightened colour (clay plate) and the picture motif was printed over it in selected shades of blue. The transparent layering of these two colours results in several intermediate tones, which make the lights stand out as elevations and create an effect of depth that extends the space. Thus, through the application of this "alchemical" printing technique and the beauty of its material, paintings are created from the four photographs.

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