Adrian Schiess

Swiss, b. 1959

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Adrian Schiess

Swiss, b. 1959

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Adrian Schiess creates flat, abstract paintings with highly glossy surfaces. Constructed of aluminum panels layered with digital prints, his works are thickly lacquered and usually displayed on the ground, forcing viewers to move among them, to “become a gesture” and thus a part of the artist’s process. “I do not consider the panels as picture objects. They are things alongside other things. They are paintings on whose glossy surfaces reality is mirrored,” he says. “[…] The work is also shaped by the dialogue with the viewer. This dialogue is open and endless and momentary and fleeting.”

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Lenbachhaus
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Adrian Schiess creates flat, abstract paintings with highly glossy surfaces. Constructed of aluminum panels layered with digital prints, his works are thickly lacquered and usually displayed on the ground, forcing viewers to move among them, to “become a gesture” and thus a part of the artist’s process. “I do not consider the panels as picture objects. They are things alongside other things. They are paintings on whose glossy surfaces reality is mirrored,” he says. “[…] The work is also shaped by the dialogue with the viewer. This dialogue is open and endless and momentary and fleeting.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Lenbachhaus
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more