Reto Camenisch, Raffaella Chiara, Kotscha Reist, Francisco Sierra, Dominik Stauch: ‹Originally Bern›

25.4.-25.5.2013

 

In collaboration with the Stadtgalerie Bern, the project room for contemporary art of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern and the Verein für Originalgrafik (association for original prints), we are presenting our next exhibition ORIGINALLY BERN. The connecting theme of the Stadtgalerie and the project room for contemporary art is gravure printing – within this context we are showing originals of some of the participating artist. The result is a fascinating and versatile dialogue between techniques and contents.  Reto Camenisch knows remarkably well how to scent the nature of a landscape and to capture it in unmistakable pictures. Be it in his homeland, the Bernese Oberland, or on all other continents, he always focuses on landscape – familiar, but at the same time lost in reverie and timeless. By inventing an entire universe with a few lines, Raffaella Chiara baffles the viewer with her drawings over and over again. She succeeds in visualizing wonderful thoughts with pencil and crayon lines or installations of drawings on walls. At times unreal, at times powerfully arranged, Kotscha Reist’s paintings are opening up a cosmos between current events and history. Landscape and interiors are on the same level as figurative works or still lives. Francisco Sierra’s oeuvre consists of photorealistic paintings as well as absurd, surreal compositions, which seem to be almost childish-naïve, but at the same time are applied onto paper or canvas with incomparable proficiency. All of his works have a refreshing irony in common, with which the artist crawls through his own, artistic universe. Dominik Stauch’s often applied, consistent reduction to basic geometric shapes can be seen in the exhibited medium format pictures painted on the back of glass. In these paintings, he picks as his central theme one motif, for example a star, and varies it with fine, impasto colors.

 

Bernhard Bischoff

 

Reto Camenisch, «Eiger III», 2004, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, 99 x 78 cm
Reto Camenisch, «Eiger III», 2004, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, 99 x 78 cm
Raffaella Chiara, «Quelle», 2013, Bleistift und Farbstift, 220 x 285 mm, ungerahmt
Raffaella Chiara, «Quelle», 2013, Bleistift und Farbstift, 220 x 285 mm, ungerahmt
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «Corinnes Birdhouse», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «Corinnes Birdhouse», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «Dutch Light», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «Dutch Light», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «Dutch Memory», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «Dutch Memory», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «The Dutch Certain», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Kotscha Reist, «The Sorrow of Holland», «The Dutch Certain», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Francisco Sierra, «Disco Depression», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 40 x 30 cm
Francisco Sierra, «Disco Depression», 2013, Öl auf Leinwand, 40 x 30 cm
Dominik Stauch, «Fragment of a Star: Carole», 2012, Öl hinter Glas, 62 x 108 cm
Dominik Stauch, «Fragment of a Star: Carole», 2012, Öl hinter Glas, 62 x 108 cm


Archiv Bern/PROGR:
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
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
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
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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