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Seeing, Michael Biberstein

45 min visit

Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery
7 Mar → 25 Jul 2020
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

« An invitation to travel to the silent landscapes of this artist, unknown to the great public!  »

In "Seeing", the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery pays tribute to the Swiss artist Michael Biberstein (1948 - 2013) by looking back on his artistic career. It explores his phase of deconstruction of painting in the 1970s, when he developed a conceptual language marked by analytical philosophy, to his meticulous pictorial research from the end of the 1980s, during which he declined all the possibilities of the medium. An admirer of Vernet, Friedrich, Turner, Monet, Rothko as well as traditional Chinese painting, Biberstein considers his paintings as "machines to see". No specific form emerges and the viewer is lost in a sublime elsewhere that nothing connects to reality. The space seems infinite and eternal, at the same time near and far, inside and outside, intimate and distant. In his paintings with their ethereal atmospheres, the human impossibility to perceive the limits of the universe or those of our being imposes itself. True metaphysical quest, each painting invites contemplation that the artist rehabilitates in his work.


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