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May 2012

  • Ohne Titel 1/2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 45
  • Size of image: 29,70 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 440.00
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  • Ohne Titel 2/2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 45
  • Size of image: 67,50 cm x 69,50 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
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  • Beide Arbeiten 2012 zusammen
  • Edition of: 45
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 1000.00
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An artistic collaboration between Annelies Štrba and Adrian Schiess, i.e. a collaboration for jointly created works of art, took place on the occasion of the exhibition "Summerending" in the Museum Langmatt, Baden, 2011. As is now the case for the VFO editions, Ŝtrba selected the photographs, which Schiess then reworked, i.e. partially painted over. With the selection of the subjects, here flower pictures, Štrba sets the first impulse, she gives the direction. In Baden, the photographs were printed on canvas, the classic painting medium. The two present VFO works are direct flat prints on paper. The usual competition between photography and painting is not accentuated, but harmonized and even overcome. Some of the bright flower pictures are painted over, which gives the rest of the flora all the more intensity. In this case, the photo painting is a harmonious and atmospheric combination. The conservation of the moment by means of the camera is combined with the independent but symbiotic commentary of the painting, which, as Schiess says, insists on the present. "By combining these two media in one picture," says Schiess in an interview with Rudolf Velhagen, "these shifts occur, which bring the past together with a decided now."

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  • Ohne Titel 1/2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 35,00 cm x 28,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
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  • Ohne Titel 2/2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 35,00 cm x 28,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
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  • Ohne Titel 3/2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 35,00 cm x 28,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
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  • Alle 3 Arbeiten 2012
  • Edition of: 40
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 1100.00
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The photographer Shirana Shahbazi is known for her still lifes, landscapes and her geometrically abstract constructions. For the VFO, the artist has now for the first time overprinted three motifs in color in the lithographic workshop - this combination of still lifes and abstract color surfaces represents a premiere in her oeuvre. Urs Stahel writes the following about construction and abstraction in Shahbazi's work: "From the preoccupation with still lifes, with the question of what still lifes are arranged on, a free construction of colour surfaces emerges, which play a fascinating, even irritating game between surface and depth. Freely but precisely arranged colour forms, constructed in the studio by assembling geometric colour bodies, are placed next to pictures of rocks, mountains and landscapes. Structural similarities between outside and inside, between seen landscape and constructed landscape are put in relation to each other. Natural forms stand next to geometric forms, images constructed by mere seeing next to stage-like installations." (Catalogue for the solo exhibition "Much like Zero", 2011, Fotomuseum Winterthur).

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  • Chaviolas 1/ 2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 40,00 cm x 60,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 74,00 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Chaviolas 2/ 2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 40,00 cm x 60,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 74,00 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Chaviolas 3/ 2012
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 40,00 cm x 60,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 74,00 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Alle 3 Arbeiten zusammen 2012
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 1000.00
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Barbara Heé's work is closely linked to the landscape of the Upper Engadine. For more than two decades she has been photographing its landscapes, especially Lake Sils. The collection of the Silsersee photographs is her very personal "database of forms, structures and metamorphoses", from which, as she says, she draws inspiration, against which she tests herself and where she finds her paintings, drawings and sculptures. "The cinematic sequence of the pictures shows the disappearance of time, captured are the flashing, small changes in an eternally dormant time dimension" (BH). While the panoramic view in the "Chaviolas" pictures of last year's August edition offers an identification feature, the location of the pictures in the current edition is no longer clear. The horizon lines set in the middle are again the pivotal point for reflections. This time, however, the landscape is more strongly zoomed in: not a panorama in these lithographs, but rather a section of an alpine region. Mountains, forests, wafts of mist and snow reveal structures and forms that make the photographs appear more abstract.

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  • O.T. I/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 35,00 cm x 25,50 cm
  • Size: 35,00 cm x 25,50 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 280.00
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  • O.T. II/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 35,00 cm x 25,50 cm
  • Size: 35,00 cm x 25,50 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 280.00
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  • O.T. III/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 35,00 cm x 25,50 cm
  • Size: 35,00 cm x 25,00 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 280.00
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  • Alle 3 Arbeiten (I-III/2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 720.00
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Jean-Christophe De Clercq paints, draws and photographs. He worked for many years as a fresco restorer and was also active for some time as a stage painter and stage technician at the St. Gallen City Theatre. While the artist's older works on paper and canvas seem gestural and abstract, a little "informal", the new lithographs emphasize the plastic and object-like. De Clercq succeeds perfectly in creating the illusion of volume and plasticity. Are they organic structures: cocoons, seed capsules? The works are reminiscent of details of plants as photographed by Karl Blossfeldt in the 1920s. Not abstract, but also not clearly classifiable as objects: What at first glance seems to be real and certain, at second glance moves into the blurred, almost poetic realm. The light blue, the bright orange, and the delicate purple on which the objects float also convey a certain rapture.

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  • Jim Dunlop 2012
  • Serigraph on aluminium
  • Edition of: 22
  • Dimensions: 22,00 cm x 18,60 cm x 0,50 cm
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 1400.00
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Dunlop Manufacturing is an American company that manufactures accessories for electric guitars. In addition to effect devices, the company also manufactures guitar picks, among other things. These bear the fictitious name "Jim Dunlop". Picks for electric guitars are a popular collector's item, especially for fans and concert lovers of rock music. In the cultic worship of a star or a certain rock band, picks can transform into real fetishes that trigger admiration, desire, eroticism and stimulation. The present silkscreen edition revolves around the iconography of the plectrum and also around the playful shifts in references, memories and the way the object is handled.

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