C A S A D E L A R T E
C E C I L I A T R A C H S L E R
Gallery for Modern & Contemporary Art
CLAUDIA GINOCCHIO BRUNO STREICH
"delle volte si vede meglio con gli occhi chiusi"
- of sky, sea, and enchanting gardens
16th MAY - 1st JUNE 2013
OPENING: 16th MAY 6.30 - 9.30 pm
FINISSAGE: 1st JUNE 2.00 - 5.00 pm
The Gallery CASA DEL ARTE is very pleased to present the works of Claudia Ginocchio and Bruno Streich.
Swirling structures in fiery red that begin to vibrate in front of the eye and round shapes in delicate red and blue tones which involuntarily call to mind a sea of flowers - Claudia Ginocchio Dreifuss lends landscape painting a new aesthetic with her colors and forms. She focuses on sections of nature. What inspires her is the sudden change of light and shadow on the water or the ever-changing forms of clouds in the sky. Besides the Swiss lakes she is fascinated by the unique atmosphere on the Dead Sea and the light conditions in Tuscany. Recurring motifs of her recent work are gardens, clouds, sea and lakes, which, however are highly abstracted. In her expressive paintings in aubergine and red tones she captures the atmosphere of the moment. The starting point for the process of painting is a motif from nature, which she transmits with dynamic brush strokes in dark acrylic paint onto the canvas. Subsequently she superimposes new color layers over and over again, so that at the end brighter colors and smoother lines dominate the picture. This way, come into being entire series of landscapes in the form of painted snapshots. In her abstract, planar paintings Claudia Ginocchio Dreifuss consciously does without a visual center, which strengthens the contemplative character of her paintings.
Next to her paintings Claudia Ginocchio Dreifuss also dedicates great passion to her “word pictures” which are influenced by the art of calligraphy. The focus of her graphics are short sentences in Italian, which she writes with black China ink. The artist has Italian roots and studied painting in Florence. Italian is not only very familiar to her, but it is best suited for her poetic play on words, especially when it comes to ambiguity. In her “word pictures” she picks up forgotten places or addresses the existential questions of human existence. She combines the poetic sentences which she has developed by her own with colored elements. In addition, the “word pictures” make it evident that she is a brilliant illustrator. Since the mid-eighties she works in equal measure as a painter and an illustrator and lives in Zurich since twenty years.
Rita Preuss, Magistra Artium, Berlin
Bruno Streich creates room-filling oversized sculptures, which by their forms take the viewer into a world of aviation and space flights. Since 2008, the Zurich-born space engineer integrates his knowledge into his artistic work.
His works, made up of wood, rope, steel pipes, nails and screws, break up viewing habits, stimulate our visual memory and also lend a whole new sense of space. The boundaries between internal and external world blend, because the trapezoid-structured surface of the rocket-like sculptures plays with the viewer’s perception.
Through the contrast between the hard, rustic materials and the elegantly curved and reduced forms of the works of art, which call to mind satellite shapes, Streich succeeds to evoke a new way of seeing which makes the unseen visible.
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