Roman Signer, ‘Rohr mit Rakete’, 1982, Galerie Martin Janda

About Roman Signer

Reminiscent of Jean Tinguely and the artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Roman Signer is an artist-engineer who devises actions and procedures that achieve humorous, unexpected, and aesthetically compelling results. Signer’s quasi-experiments often consist of setting off explosions, hurling objects into the air, or engineering collisions, which he documents on film and video. “I like to go into nature and try something out,” Signer has said. “That cannot be called work, it’s a pleasure.”

Swiss, b. 1938, Appenzell, Switzerland

Solo Shows on Artsy

Roman Signer »Reisen«, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich
Roman Signer »Arbeiten mit Sand«, Häusler Contemporary, Munich
Kitfox Experimental, KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Group Shows on Artsy

»Verkehrte Welt«, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich