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August 2009

  • Volumen 1/09
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 22,30 cm x 22,30 cm
  • Size: 45,10 cm x 32,80 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
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  • Volumen 2/09
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 22,30 cm x 22,30 cm
  • Size: 45,10 cm x 32,80 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
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  • Volumen 3/09
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 22,30 cm x 22,30 cm
  • Size: 45,10 cm x 32,80 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
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  • Volumen 4/09
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 22,30 cm x 22,30 cm
  • Size: 45,10 cm x 32,80 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
  • Inquiry
  • Only available as series, not as single sheet

Series

  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (1-4/09)
  • Edition of: 30
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 1000.00
  • available
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"Volume is neither object nor figure nor form. Volume is amorphous expansion - volume is the sum of space - volume cannot actually be seen in its entirety - its expansion can only be guessed at and must be invented in one's own imagination." (T.W.) "In her Camera Obscura project 'Volume', Teres Wydler uses various masks she has developed herself to stagger finely graded volumes in several layers one after the other. Almost tangible, the air in front of the hills becomes denser, consistently fading out every foreground. Without even the slightest hint of the presence of people, the photograms convey the impression of a primeval landscape long before it was settled or long after. If one reads the resulting images in the context of Teres Wydler's oeuvre, however, the landscape interpretation loses its significance: in her work, photography must not be interpreted as a recording of external impressions, but as a controlled process that transforms one form of perception into another. What Teres Wydler brings to mind is not the landscape, but how light makes volume perceptible." (Markus Schürpf)

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  • "Schlittschuhläuferin" 2009
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 46,00 cm x 31,50 cm
  • Size: 69,00 cm x 55,30 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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  • "New brave architecture" 2009
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 31,50 cm x 46,00 cm
  • Size: 69,00 cm x 55,30 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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  • "Ungleichzeitig" 2009
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 31,50 cm x 46,00 cm
  • Size: 69,00 cm x 55,30 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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Series

  • alle 3 Arbeiten (2009)
  • Edition of: 30
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 1080.00
  • available
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The starting point for the three heliogravures on hand are collages, which, photographed as cut-out and fragment, lead to new compositions. On the one hand, the collages are based on brush drawings, which are supplemented with newspaper pictures, or copies of Polaroids and photographs, which are grouped together to form new constellations. Translations from one medium to another result in an image exposed onto the copper plate, whose provenance can no longer be reliably identified and which, due to the homogeneous materiality of the heliogravure, fuses into a new whole. - The short-lived nature of newspaper pictures is transformed into a timelessness through the integration into another picture context and the translation into another medium. The question arises as to the topicality of individual motifs when we encounter them in a new context.

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  • Me Outside Me I/ 09
  • Inkjet print on aluminium, laminated
  • Edition of: 30
  • Dimensions: 40,00 cm x 40,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 460.00
  • Sold
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  • Me Outside Me II/09
  • Inkjet print on aluminium, laminated
  • Edition of: 30
  • Dimensions: 40,00 cm x 40,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 460.00
  • Sold
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  • Me Outside Me III/09
  • Inkjet print on aluminium, laminated
  • Edition of: 30
  • Dimensions: 40,00 cm x 40,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 460.00
  • Sold
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Series

  • Alle 3 Arbeiten (I-III/09) zusammen
  • Edition of: 30
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 1260.00
  • Sold
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"Like in 1965 during the first EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) in free space by the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonow, I try to document my performance as an art space traveller scientifically and artistically. Connected only by a hopefully blue security tape, like a live transmission, I observe myself through the computer monitor during my first ERA (Extra Realistic Activity) in virtual space. The artifacts generated in this way for the VFO stand as pioneering evidence of my own fantastic exploration. Like Apollo 11 forty years ago, these images may land gently over our fireplaces and flower our dreams, always aware of how all matter burns in the frictional heat of existence".

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  • "Paintbox Deluxe" 2009
  • Serigraphy on satin Plexiglas
  • Edition of: 40
  • Production: Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier
  • CHF 1100.00
  • Sold
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The increasing colourfulness of our environment suggests that we are now constantly confronted with all existing colour shades. However, there are also colours that are too expensive for everyday use, with rare pigments that can only be found in exclusive artist colours. "Paintbox Deluxe" presents thirteen special shades on a large-format colour sample board - so that they do what colours do: they seduce, they beguile, they irritate us, they flirt with each other, or they bite each other. Nature shows us that this game works especially well with colours that are unique in their power and beauty: An almost fragrant pink, an almost hypnotic cobalt violet, an orange that is hard to beat in luminosity. Paintbox Deluxe" was realized with artist acrylic paints from France, England, Germany, Italy and America. Most of the colours consist of only one pigment and are therefore of unsurpassable purity. The designations come from the paint manufacturers or from the artist who himself has formulated and christened various colour shades. The following colours appear: Delft blue, Indian yellow, Bleu de Céruléum, Rouge Pornographique, Blood red, Cadmium orange, Bleu de Cobalt, Pink, Violetto Cobalto Rossastro, Bud green, Lemon flesh, Phthaloturquoise, Oriental green. The 13 colours were silk-screen printed in 32 passes on the carrier plate in a glazed overprint.

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  • I/09
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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  • II/09
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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  • III/09
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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Series

  • Alle 3 Arbeiten I-III/09 (zusammen)
  • Edition of: 40
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 900.00
  • available
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Klodin Erb's painting is determined by an unbiased reference to pictorial genres of past eras, which she questions, ironizes and playfully reinterprets. At the same time, a turn to pictorial motifs is emerging, which corresponds to the artist's need to reflect the everyday culture of our time in its diversity. In a virtuoso gesture she lets her subjects oscillate between the visible and the invisible. A narrative openness characteristic of Klodin Erb's painting can also be seen in the three lithographs on display. Here, the motifs oscillate between different pictorial meanings due to their focussed depiction: a knotted rope in front of a glazed blue background turns out to be two braids of hair woven into one another, the playful fountain formation can at the same moment be a tiara, and the back of a woman's head is reminiscent of a lampshade. In their formal aesthetic reduction, the motifs move between abstraction and figuration, between painted surface and projection surface. Charged by this visual and theoretical interaction, Klodin Erb's joyful approach to the tradition of painting is revealed. (Natalia Huser)

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  • Ohne Titel 1/2009
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 56,00 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Size: 72,00 cm x 54,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 2/2009
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 56,00 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Size: 72,00 cm x 54,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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  • Beide Arbeiten (1+2/2009) zusammen
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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Christian Denzler has long been concerned exclusively with the medium of drawing. For the VFO he has already created five graphic sheets in recent years, which move in the border area between figuration and abstraction, organic and inorganic. In his more recent works, he has increasingly turned to the figurative, especially in his ephemeral pencil portraits, some of which are large-format, and he is particularly interested in questions of becoming and passing away, the relationship between closeness and distance, graspability and inviolability. On this basis, he has created a double portrait that deals with these themes, especially through the use of colour.

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  • Dictum "Postirony" 2009
  • Hand airbrush
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Peter Kupka, Montlingen
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Dictum "Beauty is the new punk" 2009
  • Hand airbrush
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Peter Kupka, Montlingen
  • CHF 360.00
  • available
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For the VFO, Com&Com created two hand-sprayed graphics using the airbrush technique, including T-shirts with the same subject - the T-shirt to the picture (or vice versa), so to speak. Not only does the act of spraying refer to (partly illegal) actions in public space and the associated youth culture, the T-shirt is also a reference to youth culture and the propagation of a message and world view in public. The doubling of the carrier media also creates a discussion about the presentation space of art editions, a play between inside and outside, between art space and public space.

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  • Ohne Titel 1/09
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 70,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 76,00 cm x 56,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • Sold
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  • Ohne Titel 2/09
  • Direct flat printing
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 70,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 76,00 cm x 56,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • Sold
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"At the beginning of the current print work, the idea was to photographically implement a section of a large-format drawing. This technique enables me to compress the drawing and thus make it denser. The drawing itself thus recedes into the background. The central theme of this work is the process of finding - from the search to the decision. It begins with the search for the right section, for the right colour tone and ends with the decision, a decision that has to be made in the knowledge that another section, another colour tone could have been the right one. This subjective ambivalence, these objective alternatives find their expression in two different shades of red and in Japanese paper, which by nature has different shades of colour. For despite the decision for a certain cutout, it ultimately remains open whether the only right choice was really made or whether other variants could have been implemented. Every choice is relative and the absolute remains an idea."

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