Opening: 13.8.2015; 18–20 h

Filip Haag does not see himself as a painter or a photographer, and when he draws he is no draughts-man either – Filip Haag is a magician of art. Using photo-chemical processes or experimenting with pigments and paint, he creates fascinating surfaces and compositions of disconcerting depth: works that without fail amaze us, time and again.

Filip Haag’s paintings often are born out of chaos, out of forlorn and unintentional scrawls as it were. They could be called the result of controlled chance, quasi creating themselves in the process of creation. The artist fills areas with paint – carefully applied or slapped on, often with his bare hands –, creating a form, a precise drawing out the apparent chaos. His works are thus continuous confrontations be-tween natural chaos and the order constructed out of this chaos.

Innumerable nuances of black form the basis of his colour scheme. They are degrees of blackness, how-ever, that do not represent darkness and decay, but contrast and counterbalance. Using black he does so in the same way as when painting with light. His artistic principle consists in accentuating certain shapes by outlining or overpainting them with partly luminous paint.

The artist never tries to depict human beings or anything that is representational, but rather his uncon-scious surroundings and his very own basis of existence. His works are always imaginary worlds whose intentions remain vague and open, open to each individual viewer’s interpretation while closed to any-one else’s. Filip Haag’s pictorial worlds visualise areas that go beyond the apparently visual.

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Filip Haag - Malerei und Zeichnung 2019
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
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
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Reto Camenisch 2010
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