The show, karachidiary is the culmination of an international artists’ residency program supported by and hosted at the Vasl Artists’ Association, Karachi. The show displays reflections of the city, Karachi, where the artists-in-residence have met various individuals, visited different sites and responded to them.
Bernhard Frue, Ignorance, 2019, UV print, acrylic on paper, 60 x 56 cm
Bernhard Frue, Not Coming, 2019, UV print, acrylic on paper, 60 x 56 cm
Bernhard Frue, RXI, 2019, screenprint and acrylic on plywood, 50 x 66,7 cm
BERNHARD FRUE applies fragments of the surveillances of his environment into his work. He observes the unseen, the overlooked and the unnoticed. What looks like an unusual serendipity turns out to be a thorough investigation on purpose. He uses different digital media to transform the photographic material – or rather found footage – into an artistic body of work. Language is used as a material as well and with a similar approach, carried to the extreme when it comes to titles as part of the work and the method to be revealed.
Various awards have invited him to work and display in Tokyo, Hamburg, Mexico City, Nice, Paris and New York. He has won several awards and exhibited his work extensively in Austria as well as internationally in solo and group shows.
Christina Zurfluh, Scratched Rhythm Pale, 2019, acrylic and lacquer on canvas, 80 x 90 cm
Christina Zurfluh, Stream 2 + 4, 2019, acrylic and lacquer on canvas, each 90 x 100 cm
Christina Zurfluh, White + Black Dust, 2019, acrylic on canvas, each 46 x 40 cm
Christina Zurfluh, Black Dust 4, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 40 cm
Christina Zurfluh’s way to handle colour is a very intensive and excessive approach in making her paintings appear more like objects of colour. Due to multiple layers of colour the images “carry” weight which can be seen and sensed, and literally be described as a volume (body) of work. Zurfluh’s haptic between the images she produces and the huge amount of colour she uses questions the genres between painting and sculpture. Zurfluh invented her own technique: paints often without brush and rather uses a stick or when it comes to the extreme, “paints” with a hammer. Christina Zurfluh was on the board of the Secession, Vienna, and has won several awards and exhibited her work extensively in Austria as well as abroad in solo and in group shows. Scholarships have assisted her in working and exhibiting in Switzerland, Mexico, United States, Romania and Italy.
Bernhard Frue, Two Current Head + Analphabet, 2019, UV print and acrylic on plywood, each 71 x 94,7 cm
Bernhard Frue, Dust Face Mouth, 2019, screenprint and acrylic on plywood, 53,8 x 55 cm
Bernhard Frue, Dust Face No Mouth, 2019, screenprint and acrylic on canvas, 55,7 x 50,6 cm
Christina Zurfluh, Stream 1, 2019, acrylic and lacquer on canvas, 90 x 100 cm
The show karachidiary has been made possible with the support and generosity of the Canvas Gallery & the Embassy of Switzerland