Reto Leibundgut: ‹Flora›

26.4.-4.6.2011

Opening: 26.4.2011 – 18-20 h

 

From the very beginning of Reto Leibundgut`s artistic activity, he has exclusively concentrated on using secondhand, old material. The essence of his works is based on a large collection of gathered material. Materials as wood, leather, plastic or textiles are being elaborately handled/processed/used and put into a completely new context. The artist is mostly interested in transforming dingy/battered material by means of a careful, caring manufacturing process into something stunningly new. Furthermore he recycles images, using models as old needle points, still pictures taken from pornographic movies or photographs. By means of traditional, assumedly outdated techniques as inlays or embroideries contents are being transformed into a new dimension, questioning the familiar perception and trying to vex it.

 

All of Reto Leibundgut`s works are of a puzzling straightforwardness. His art uses old materials and techniques but nevertheless appears very up-to-date. He messes the viewer about/pulls the viewer’s leg and provokes with a supposed perfection an uneasiness, which cannot be denied. On the one hand you are attracted to the meticulously crafted pieces, on the other hand you are repelled by their raw, rough way of making. For the current exhibition FLORA the series “Stars” has being extended, showing subtly embroidered women portraits, whose features are covered by a star or a bar. Furthermore the exhibition is showing new “patchwork pictures” made with old floral embroideries. Putting these works into a dialogue with his new inlays from the series “Virgins” and the silver figurines. Festoons/garlands made out of sliced tin jugs are wonderfully combining the works and the gallery spaces – very Leiundgut-like.

 

Bernhard Bischoff, 2011

 

«Jungfrau XVI», 2010, Kunstharz auf Holz, 45 x 50,5 cm
«Jungfrau XVI», 2010, Kunstharz auf Holz, 45 x 50,5 cm
«Jungfrau XVIII», 2010, Kunstharzfarbe auf Holz, 66 x 60,5 cm
«Jungfrau XVIII», 2010, Kunstharzfarbe auf Holz, 66 x 60,5 cm
«Irina», 2006, Mischtechnik auf Holz, 64,5 x 95,5 cm
«Irina», 2006, Mischtechnik auf Holz, 64,5 x 95,5 cm
Fuchs, 2009/2011, Silber, partiell vergoldet, ca. 3 x 6 x 4,5 cm, Unikat
Fuchs, 2009/2011, Silber, partiell vergoldet, ca. 3 x 6 x 4,5 cm, Unikat
Hund, 2009/2011, Silber, partiell vergoldet, ca. 4 x 9,5 x 1,5 cm, Unikat
Hund, 2009/2011, Silber, partiell vergoldet, ca. 4 x 9,5 x 1,5 cm, Unikat
«Zwiebel», 2011, Gobelin (Wolle auf Stramin auf Holz), 35 x 25 cm
«Zwiebel», 2011, Gobelin (Wolle auf Stramin auf Holz), 35 x 25 cm


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Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
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Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
ABOUT PAINTING - PART II 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
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Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
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