Uwe Wittwer

Swiss, b. 1954

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Uwe Wittwer

Swiss, b. 1954

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Recurrent motifs in Uwe Wittwer’s paintings, watercolors, and ink-jet prints include references to Old Master paintings, still lifes, and interior and genre scenes. A painter of appropriated images, Wittwer is concerned with authenticity and truth, multiple refractions of reality, and the role of the artist as image hunter and voyeur. He gathers his source material—images of images—from the depths of the Internet, rendering them in a blurry, haunting aesthetic. Wittwer’s work has an oppressive, nostalgic beauty, meant to suggest the difficult process of coming to terms with the past.

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Biography

Recurrent motifs in Uwe Wittwer’s paintings, watercolors, and ink-jet prints include references to Old Master paintings, still lifes, and interior and genre scenes. A painter of appropriated images, Wittwer is concerned with authenticity and truth, multiple refractions of reality, and the role of the artist as image hunter and voyeur. He gathers his source material—images of images—from the depths of the Internet, rendering them in a blurry, haunting aesthetic. Wittwer’s work has an oppressive, nostalgic beauty, meant to suggest the difficult process of coming to terms with the past.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian