Remy Zaugg

Swiss, 1943–2005

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Remy Zaugg

Swiss, 1943–2005

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Rémy Zaugg’s preoccupation with seeing and blindness inspired him to create works that are difficult to behold. He is best known for his flat typographical paintings juxtaposing harshly clashing fluorescent colors that strain the eyes. Zaugg set short phrases in German, French, or English against pure, solidly chromatic backgrounds, so pristine as to leave no evidence of a human hand in their creation, such as in his pink and green silkscreen on aluminum piece entitled Schau,/ich bin/blind,/schau (Look, I am Blind, Look,1999).

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Biography

Rémy Zaugg’s preoccupation with seeing and blindness inspired him to create works that are difficult to behold. He is best known for his flat typographical paintings juxtaposing harshly clashing fluorescent colors that strain the eyes. Zaugg set short phrases in German, French, or English against pure, solidly chromatic backgrounds, so pristine as to leave no evidence of a human hand in their creation, such as in his pink and green silkscreen on aluminum piece entitled Schau,/ich bin/blind,/schau (Look, I am Blind, Look,1999).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more