‹CAPTURED›

Silvia Gertsch

12.1. – 17.2.2018

Eröffnung: 11.1.2018, 18-20h

Silvia Gertsch, «Mirror», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 35 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Mondlicht», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 35 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Moskau», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 37 x 66 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Storm», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 38 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Ocean», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 35 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Midnight I», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 38 x 52 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Close», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 35 x 46 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Deepwater», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 36 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Infinity», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 35 x 48 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Midnight II», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 38 x 52 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Shining», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 36 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Silvia», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 50 x 34 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Seaside», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 89 x 135 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Longing», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 34 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Glowing», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 36 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Dreamwalk», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 36 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Harbour», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 36 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Drive», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 33 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Misty», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 33 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Runner», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 33 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Waiting», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 50 x 35 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Window», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 50 x 38 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Morning», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 34 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Sogno», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 89 x 150 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Selfportrait I», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 50 x 34 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Twilight», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 33 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, «Traces», 2017, Oel hinter Glas, 36 x 50 cm
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
Silvia Gertsch, Installation view 2018
 

Silvia Gertsch was born in 1963 in Bern. After years in Zurich and Bergamo (Italy) now she lives and works in Rüschegg near Schwarzenburg. Her pictures are captured moments painted behind glass. While the artist stands in front of the glass, her arm reaches around the glass and paints the back of it. Every brushstroke, every splash of color must sit, because there is no painting over, no correction. Everything is authentic, definitely. With the utmost discipline and concentration, she forgets the world around her to devote herself to her subjects. The picture templates, mostly mobile phone snapshots or video stills, are created on her forays. Children, young people in their free time and in everyday life, bathers, natural landscapes or nocturnal scenes are here motives. With the camera, she captures moments that point beyond the momentary to the imperishable and universally valid.

Silvia Gertsch shows us a window to a silent, pure and bright light that reveals itself on dancing waves or in sparkling drops of water, a living force that touches us in the depths of our hearts and transports us into a better world. Neither words nor mere intellect can describe this power. Only those who can free themselves from the noise and bustle of everyday life are touched and supported by it. When translating the templates into reverse glass painting, in which the immaterial light is represented by means of color, images emerge in which the figures and objects are bathed in a dreamlike, mysterious atmosphere. Virtuously she captures the light, the shade and the color while painting. Silvia Gertsch's pictures shine out of themselves and miraculously cast a spell over the observer with their high intensity of color and light. As a painter, Silvia Gertsch succeeds in creating the miracle, beauty that we hide in the photographic snapshot as transient-cheap show effects, to lend credibility and duration. This delicate yet strong beauty reveals itself only in her painting. 

I try to give expression to the light that I see and experience in the world. I give it form and color and let it come out of the dark.“

‹CAPTURED› is Silvia Gertsch's first solo exhibition at Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner. The motifs had been buzzing in the artist's head for some time, now she has captured them, put them into painting and focused mainly on smaller formats.

All pictures: Bildkultur, Markus Mühlheim



Archiv Bern/PROGR:
Xerxes Ach - Secret Colors 2019
Peter Soriano Snowmelt 2019
Elsbeth Böniger - Prozesse 2004-2019
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
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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