Pavel Büchler, ‘Malerisch Malewitch’, 2015, annex14
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Pavel Büchler

Malerisch Malewitch, 2015

Penguin Dictionnary, canvas stretcher wedges
2 4/5 × 7 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
7 × 18 × 11 cm
Location
Zürich
About the work
Pavel Büchler
Czech, b. 1952
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Though he asserts that his artistic practice is about “making nothing happen,” Pavel Büchler produces installations, videos, sculptures, and works on paper that stimulate the mind through keen wit and conceptual rigor. With economy and elegance, Büchler repurposes a range of abandoned objects, including broken pencils, ashtrays, and paint chips, and obsolete technological devices like slide projectors and tape recorders, into visual puns through which he offers new ways of perceiving nature, culture, art, and the everyday. Büchler’s The Problem of God (2007) exemplifies the profound meaning he creates through the simplest interventions. The work consists of an old magnifying lens inserted into a worn book so that it magnifies one word, which, as Büchler’s title suggests, is the problem of God: “invisible.”

Pavel Büchler, ‘Malerisch Malewitch’, 2015, annex14
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About the work
Pavel Büchler
Czech, b. 1952
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Though he asserts that his artistic practice is about “making nothing happen,” Pavel Büchler produces installations, videos, sculptures, and works on paper that stimulate the mind through keen wit and conceptual rigor. With economy and elegance, Büchler repurposes a range of abandoned objects, including broken pencils, ashtrays, and paint chips, and obsolete technological devices like slide projectors and tape recorders, into visual puns through which he offers new ways of perceiving nature, culture, art, and the everyday. Büchler’s The Problem of God (2007) exemplifies the profound meaning he creates through the simplest interventions. The work consists of an old magnifying lens inserted into a worn book so that it magnifies one word, which, as Büchler’s title suggests, is the problem of God: “invisible.”

Pavel Büchler

Malerisch Malewitch, 2015

Penguin Dictionnary, canvas stretcher wedges
2 4/5 × 7 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
7 × 18 × 11 cm
Location
Zürich
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