At Dolores, we are proud to present the paintings by Linus Bill and Adrien Horni.
From their history in artbook making practice, the process of the paintings is consistently preceded by the production of a catalogue. The artwork for the publications are collages created with a range of available materials including paper, scissors, glue, xerox, computer, scanner, iPhone/iPad.
The artists state that “The books are like catalogues from which we choose our next painting.” Curator Gianni Jetzer adds “The fact that the source images were not created to be blown up [means] the artworks oscillate between the real thing and representation …resulting in “paintings” of irritating beauty.”
In the Dolores space at the gallery we will show a selection of paintings and artist books, with thanks and gratitute to Galerie Allen, Paris for their courtesy.
Linus Bill + Adrien Horni, both born 1982 in Switzerland have had recent solo exhibtions with Nathalie Karg Gallery, NY, USA, MJ Gallery Geneva, Istituto Svizzero, Milano, Italy and the Swiss Institute, New York, USA (with Aubry/Broquard). They have been included in group shows at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland, Villa Bernasconi, Switzerland, Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland and the Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland. They were awarded the Swiss Art Award in 2013 and are included in the public collections of the City of Bienne and the City of Zürich as well as many important private collections.