Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to show a new selection of works by Albrecht Schnider.
Albrecht Schnider's landscapes are small. Little pictures, often measuring 16.5cm by 33 cm. Schnider has never painted a big picture devoted exclusively to the landscape. The truly vast dimension (mentally) is here played out in the smallest of spaces. The eye could spend forever tracing the up and down of the lines in his wonderful compositions. These icons in the horizontal format are postmodern votive images. To pray to. But they firmly - transparently - defy spiritual interpretation, for they show what is humanly possible. Nothing less. But nothing more either.
Albrecht Schnider, born in 1958 in Lucerne, works in painting, drawing and small-scale sculpture. The artist’s complex image construction process is both creative and constructive; beginning within the dialogically-linked act of drawing and the analysis of shape, to the choice of color and form.
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Excerpts from Albrecht Schnider - Helmhaus Zurich, A New Paradise or Shades of Things That Don't Exist, by Simon Maurer (2014)