Informal Painting and Sculptures by Paul Suter

6 May 2017 – 17 Jun 2017

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Galerie Carzaniga Basel

Basel City, Switzerland


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In this double exhibition, the Gallery Carzaniga presents works by various artists from the field of informal painting such as Mark Tobey, Rolf Iseli, Marcel Schaffner, Lenz Klotz and sculptures by Paul Suter.


The artists of informal painting are characterized by their abstract (in the sense of non-geometric) style. At the center of her creations is the spontaneous production process of the works. Starting from the Paris of the 1940s and 50s, the artists developed a technique that concerned itself primarily with the color, the canvas and its materiality, and less with the representation of an actual motif. Similar to a jazzmusician, the artists of informal painting spontaneously developed their imprivations and enchanted the viewer through their simple and ambiguous forms.

The sculptor Paul Suter, known for his iron sculptures, was very producitv in his time and his works can be found throughout Europe. His favorite work material was oxidising steel from the 1960s, which he formed into cubic sculptures. In contradiction to matter, his works always appear to be moving optically. Dynamics is also the keyword, which had a great significance for Paul Suter. In addition to the object itself, he always wanted to visualize his powers in space.


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