We are delighted to inform you about our attendance at the well known and excellent curated Art Show PULSE MIAMI this year.
We are an active and dynamic gallery based on the lake of Zurich / Switzerland. The gallery program represents national and international contemporary positions that are covering a wide range of media, from drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and installation to video and new media art. Our exhibitions offer a diverse array of thematic, aesthetic, and political concepts, highlighting an exciting approach to contemporary art that is both progressive and thought-provoking.
To ensure that artists represented by the gallery gain and retain international exposure we take part in a variety of international art fairs such as in London, Zurich, New York, Miami, Basel etc.
Dealing with new media and globalization
Joeggu Hossmann, a Swiss Artist, * 1978 depicts the present age through a socio-critical lens.
Hossmann's content is radically contemporary. His motifs are collected, compressed impressions of everyday life, reflected and frozen with an intensity that captivates the audience. His protagonists and their environments merge together with the glowing, muted colors of his fore and backgrounds. Pixelated abstractions of color help to blur these boundaries.
The narrative in his work, is painted in an untamed, changing rhythm. Through the shifting mood of the texts which move from calm, almost pensive, to loud, even shrill, Hossmann shows his view of the world.
Travel impressions and the digital age serve as an inexhaustible inspiration. Impressions from afar, like the strange smells and sounds that he absorbed during his travels across the USA, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and beyond, are brought back home get to be painted like an endless film. For Hossmann content is valued above aesthetic composition.
Reflecting in the Digital Age
At times Hossmann’s thematic concerns are clear through his visual technique but equally he encourages the viewer to reflect themselves. Through surreal motifs and the juxtaposition of color and light, context and time, he enhances the image. Similar to the daily flood of media images and messages, the individual elements of color application form a greater whole in his works. He captures impressions that he passes to the viewer as a subjective reflection of modern man and his time. The main focus of his practice is to reflect and criticize the absurdities and contradictions of our everyday life and social coexistence in the light of the effects of global networks, the ‘24/7’ availability of information and new digital technological innovation on the people and their identity. He transcribes imagery found on the Internet into traditional paintings, and in doing so presents a collective visual memory of the virtual world.
The role of women in society and religion
The main working tools of Marlis Spielmann are tweezers, paper and an eyes surgical scissors. In doing so, the Swiss artist living on the Lake of Zurich creates some funny, partly self-willed silhouettes, embroidery and paintings. Whether naked dancers, veiled women, dancing girls they are bound to the paper cutting which is axially symmetrical folded and cut and therefore arranged in a star shape. Through the individual, subsequent painting with acrylic paint the figures get their uniqueness. Although her technique is traditional, its themes are up-to-date. The role of women in society and religion, the gender struggle and the varieties of affection she wants to shed light on her works. The fine tissue of cut paper looks like elegant Oriental rugs from a distance. Their large-format, up to two-meter-wide paper cuts attract the public due to their still very small-scale scale internal drawing.
The latest work by Spielmann "I am many" is a great work which consists of many small individual works. "This concept work was created in one day," says the artist. The only utensils that Spielmann uses are paper and a four-leaf clover. Depending on the dusk or degree of wilting of the cloverleaf, the color of the individual work changes. Each of the individual works has been carefully photographed before the woman's face takes on a different facial expression. The title refers to the different moods that we all carry within us. We live in different phases are constantly confronted with new challenges.