Roger Pfund, ‘Untitled’, 1974, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2015

While Roger Pfund’s paintings move away from the crisp draftsmanship featured in his varied currency designs, they retain a color-blocked, figural subject matter, translated to a much larger scale. In comparison to Pfund’s work as a graphic and interior designer, painting gives him the greatest freedom to play with collage, texture, and composition. Pfund has been exhibited globally, including a recent retrospective at the Museum of Art and History, Geneva.

Frame: 91 x 71 cm

Signature: Signed and dated on recto

Image rights: Courtesy of Maria Embiricos

About Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund launched his career in 1984 when he won a banknote design contest hosted by the Swiss National Bank. He has subsequently been lauded for his Swiss and French currency designs, which are bright, celebratory collections of historic imagery and form, and has also built an extensive professional portfolio as an interior designer and painter. Manifested as passports, coinage and poster designs, Pfund’s visuals have tangibly permeated many of aspects of modern life, creating an everyday form of design that nonetheless operates in complex global systems

Swiss, b. 1943

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