Galerie Privée 2022
This summer, Galerie Privée is hosting an exhibition of works by Florin Granwehr.
The artist, who died in 2019, was an outstanding sculptor, draughtsman and thinker. We have often encountered, consciously or unconsciously, many of Granwehr's monumental sculptures, which are mainly located in public spaces. He leaves behind an oeuvre that is much more extensive than is generally assumed and known. The exhibition features various of his sculptures and drawings from the Bob + Kathrin Gysin Collection.
Excerpt from the exhibition catalog, text by Isabel Zürcher:
"Oblique is everything between horizontal and vertical". The vague was dangerous to this well-known unknown among Swiss artists; arbitrary formal decisions remain as alien to his work as impulses outside a spatial system of coordinates. His artistic handwriting escapes the suspicion of rigid sets of rules, and yet it harbours the DNA of mathematical orders.
A huge volume of systematically designated sheets stores Florin Granwehr's knowledge of the laws of form and his exploration of the elemental. In sequences of 32 sheets each and on the basis of selected mathematical number sequences, the artist played through lines, their length and angle relationships, rotations, elongations or reflections. Each series occupies its own retreat. "The concept is rigorous in its submission to mathematical rules, eccentric in its subject matter and childlike - or artistic - in its lack of purpose."