Reto Camenisch

‹Ueberall einsam und doch nirgends verlassen›

26.10. – 24.11.2018

Opening Thursday 25.10.2018, 18-20h

Reto Camenisch, «Geristein III», 2016, Ink Jet Print auf Japan Papier, 107 x 90 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Geristein I», 2016, Ink Jet Print auf Japan Papier, 107 x 90 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Geristein IV», 2016, Ink Jet Print auf Japan Papier, 107 x 90 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Geristein V», 2016, Ink Jet Print auf Japan Papier, 107 x 90 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Geristein II», 2016, Ink Jet Print auf Japan Papier, 107 x 90 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Grimsel lV»,
Awagami Murakamo Ink Jet, 90 x 107 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Grimsel V»,
Awagami Murakamo Ink Jet, 90 x 107 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Grimsel l»,
Awagami Murakamo Ink Jet, 90 x 107 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Grimsel lll»,
Awagami Murakamo Ink Jet, 90 x 107 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch, «Grimsel ll»,
Awagami Murakamo Ink Jet, 90 x 107 cm, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch «Botanischer Garten 15», 2012, Kontaktkopien ab 8/10 Inch-Negativen, ca. 25 x 20 cm, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch «Botanischer Garten 1», 2012, Kontaktkopien ab 8/10 Inch-Negativen, ca. 25 x 20 cm, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch «Botanischer Garten 9», 2012, Kontaktkopien ab 8/10 Inch-Negativen, ca. 25 x 20 cm, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch «Botanischer Garten 2», 2012, Kontaktkopien ab 8/10 Inch-Negativen, ca. 25 x 20 cm, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, Edition 5
Reto Camenisch «Botanischer Garten 6», 2012, Kontaktkopien ab 8/10 Inch-Negativen, ca. 25 x 20 cm, Handabzug auf Silbergelatinepapier, Edition 5
 

Reto Camenisch's (1958, Thun) photographs are the result of a lightly guided search on the winding paths of life. He understands impressively how to trace the essence of a landscape or of nature and to capture it in unmistakable pictures.

They are encounters of immediate directness, views into a familiar universe, yet only to be experienced through the artist's eye, constantly oscillating from the macrocosm into a microcosm. Whether in the lovely Swiss mountains, in the rugged Ireland or on dreamy beaches, the landscape is always in the center - rapt and timeless. Only nature and time. This is how the pictures work on a different level. Although they are familiar on the one hand, on the other hand they are always attached to the idea of supposed, almost unattainable ideal landscapes. In their monumentality even the smallest details have an effect, individual stones, leaves or trees and tell of the passage of time. The images become arenas of openness and space, the symbol of untamed freedom.

On his walks in the woods around Bantigen and Geristein, the artist found well-hidden sandstone. After the great Bern fire of April 28, 1405 just this sandstone was mined in large quantities and used for the reconstruction of the city. Today, these mining areas are overgrown with moss and lichens, but there are always traces of former mining or stone-scrawled messages, wisdom or memories. So Reto Camenisch discovered the title of the exhibition ‹Everywhere lonely and yet nowhere abandoned›.



Archiv Bern/PROGR:
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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