Pascal Danz

‹Works on Paper›

5.4. – 18.5.2019

Opening Thursday 4th April 2019 18-20h

Pascal Danz, «Passage», 2001, Aquarell auf Naturbütten, 80 x 100 cm
Pascal Danz, «Crossing», 2002, Aquarell auf Papier, 54 x 72,5 cm
Pascal Danz, «Garden», 2002, Aquarell auf Papier, 72,5 x 54 cm
Pascal Danz, «Sightseeing/Tourist», 2001, Aquarell auf Papier, 80 x 100 cm
Pascal Danz, «dogface», 2005, Tipp-Ex auf Tinte auf Papier, 29,5 x 38 cm
Pascal Danz, «Landschaft/Struktur», 1997, Tusche auf Papier, 20,4 x 14,4 cm
Pascal Danz, «Landschaft/Struktur», 2005, Tusche auf Papier, 65,5 x 50 cm
Pascal Danz, «Crowd/Bests», 2005, Tusche auf Papier, 20,9 x 29,5 cm
Pascal Danz, «Dorf», 2005, Tusche auf Papier, 27,8 x 20,5 cm
Pascal Danz, «Winter», 2007, Tusche auf Papier, 20,7 x 27,7 cm
Pascal Danz, «Tannenbaum», 1998, Tusche auf Papier, 27,8 x 20,5 cm
Pascal Danz, «Pattern», 1995, Aquarell auf Papier, 18,5 x 23 cm
Pascal Danz, «Vedutte/Landscape», 2001, Aquarell auf Papier, 80 x 100 cm
Pascal Danz, «Lever House», 2002, Aquarell auf Papier, 54 x 72,5 cm
Pascal Danz, «Landscape», 2006, Tusche auf Papier, 200 x 150 cm
Pascal Danz, «Chrysler Building», 2001, Aquarell auf Papier, 100 x 80 cm
Pascal Danz, «Struktur», 1997, Tinte auf Papier, 20,4 x 14,4 cm
Pascal Danz, «Raumstruktur», 1996, Tusche auf Papier, 27,8 x 20,5 cm

Pascal Danz often worked in series of works, which he developed over several years. He characterized people, situations, moods and objects by reducing them to the most elementary. The artist was concerned with vacancies and subjectivity, with a confrontation with reproductive media and with painting itself. The source material for his works were film and photo motifs that aroused his interest. Even his own cell phone photos of blurred quality acted as an incentive painterly confrontation. At the same time it was about the review of personal memories and personal experiences.

In his works Danz discussed the interrelations between photography and painting. His pictures are not precise visual memories, the landscapes for example have something unreal, do not allow conclusions on given topographies and look strangely moved. Provoked by means of pure painting, images emerged that exceeded the imagination of possible landscapes.

Pascal Danz played in a special way with the supposed immediacy of photography. Intentionally he often selected as the starting material for his painting those medial interfered images, because of their dubious image quality and not necessarily intended "mistakes", such as overexposure or the particular choice of the section, they irritate. This way he confronted himself to the old experience that reality can not be grasped directly. When he included photographic peculiarities, blurred images, points of light, or overexposure, he was not concerned with formal gimmicks, but with thinking about seeing and perception.

Light is a constant in Danz artistic work, not as a random element, but as a defining factor that has shaped his passion for exploring painting. Light is not only used to make things visible, but also to disguise the obvious motive with too little or too much illumination. He masterfully understood how to put such trivial issues at the center - or to hide alleged main motives

As the title of the exhibition Works on Paper reveals, only paper works by Pascal Danz can be admired. For each series of works, watercolors, ink drawings, drawings and other different techniques were created on paper parallel to the paintings. In the exhibition, the visitor gets an insight into the different topics of Pascal Danz: landscapes, city views, people, mountains and much more.

Archiv Bern/PROGR:
Christian Indermühle 2020
Peter Wüthrich - Literary Ghost 2020
Dominik Stauch - Painkillers 2019
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
Martin Kasper
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
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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