Lausanne, Switzerland based Philippe Decrauzat professes an interest in the “direct relationship Op art provides to the viewers and the way it influences their minds.” Decrauzat’s monochromatic, geometric sculptures, wall paintings, and installations are rooted in the traditions of Op art and Minimalism established in the 1960s and ’70s. Yet in subtly manipulating the relationships between his artworks and the spaces in which they are situated—arranging his works as a sort of navigational tool in a gallery, or arraying stripe paintings to create effects of light and shadow—Decrauzat imbues his historically rooted work with a 21st-century sensibility.
Seeing is Believing, but really, Believing is Seeing. The work of Swiss sculptor and digital creative, Fabian Bürgy will have you seeing what you seem to believe. The line between reality and illusion is often undistinguishable as humans have a tendency to be drawn to the illusions and delusions in life. Bürgy’s installations play with the notion of human perception and the difference between real and false. He uses mixed media from sculptures to graphic design. The end result is often intriguing and beyond the realm of contemporary and conceptual art.
Clarina Bezzola is a New York-based performance artist, sculptor, painter and trained opera singer. Bezzola, who born in Switzerland, has exhibited in galleries across the globe for nearly 20 years. Using a variety of mediums, like stuffed polyester and fabric, Clarina Bezzol aims to “explore the delicate psychological boundaries between the self and society”. See select works from Clarina Bezzola below and check out her website for more clarinabezzola.com.
Straight from the source, Upper Playground photos delivered from the Swiss Alps for a glimpse into the #choematrix in Sion, Switzerland. David Choe spent the week fogging up the fresh Swiss air with paint fumes, finishing an estimated 650+ wine boxes stacked together to form multiple canvases. Check it out:
This is a few months old now, but we like these pieces that Mac created for the Public Provocations show at the Carhartt Gallery during Ar tBasel, Swizterland. The centerpiece was called “Portrait of a Dying Cockroach.”
Switzerland beating Spain (one of the favorites to go very far) in the World Cup today is an upset of all upsets. Nobody saw that coming. Except our friend Grotesk, born and bred in the land of the Swiss, who was very happy to see a Swiss victory.
Even Grotesk’s brother, on the far right, celebrated in Geneva.