upcoming exhibitions:
Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen XL, Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH), 17 Nov 2018 - 06 Jan 2019.

 

About

In his work Swiss artist Flurin Bisig explores, above all, the power of sculpture. By continually questioning how the medium is characterized and defined, he finds impetus for his reflections everywhere in everyday life – from the entangled legs of a couple, to a room marked by the commanding posture of a waitress. The work Viva Lost Blues is characterized by this desire to experiment, as are other expressive individual pieces, which at the same time form a unity that clearly originates from the same aesthetic cosmos. Beginning with drawings, the work process involved is slower and more concrete, due to the sculptor’s choice of traditional materials. By this means, they evoke classical sculpture and thus at the same time reanimate the past – or rather, propel it forward. Furthermore, Bisig succeeds in skillfully controlling or even inverting the expected visual effect of his materials. For instance, a piece of tape placed on the edge of a plaster figure appears to hold the solid body together – as if it were a delicate eggshell – thus giving it such an air of instability that viewers approach it gingerly.


In addition to his sculptural practice, for over ten years Bisig has been creating works on paper, which he numbers consecutively. Inspired by Robert Morris’s Blind Drawings and operating under a set of rules, drawings 259–269 (wir körper 1zu4/us bodies 1to4) form a series in its own right.

 

Klara Niemann

biography
 
born in Switzerland.
 
education, prizes, residencies:
 
HISK Residency Programm, Gent (BE).
2014-16
Berlin University of the Arts (DE).
2003-09
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (CH).
2002-03
 
Residency at Barracão Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro (BR).
2013
Residency at Kunsthaus 19/21, Pforzheim (DE).
2012
Working stipend from the city and the canton Lucerne (CH).
2011
Helmut-Thoma-award, Berlin (DE).
2009
Bernhard-Heiliger-stipend, Berlin (DE).
2008
NICA-exchange-scholarship at Hunter College, New York (USA).
2007
 

selected exhibitions:
Berlin Collage and beyond - 100 years after Dada, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba (BR) - (forthcoming).
2019
Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen XL, Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH) - (forthcoming).
Standard International #5: Spatial Manifestation, GLINT/Loop Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin (DE).
3X Sculpture, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (DE).
Face my boost by your ShotSpotter, Hardstrasse 43, Basel (CH).
Catch of the Year 2017, DIENSTGEBAEUDE Zurich (CH).
2018
Swiss Art Awards 2017, Messe Basel (CH).
De Nieuwe Garde, Kunst in huis-expo, Antwerp (BE).
Little Hisk, Poortgebouw, Antwerp Art Weekend (BE).
Eutopia '28', Cultuurcentrum Strombeek (BE).
2017
Jahresausstelllung Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen, Museum of Art Lucerne (CH).
There's a gap in between / There's a gap where we meet / Where I end and you begin, Coup de Ville @ Nylonfabrik, Sint-Niklaas (BE).
The outer limit of some thing, Lamart Projects Antwerp (@ former Gallery Marion De Cannière), (BE).
2016
It takes two to make an accident, HISK final show - curator: Selen Ansen, Gent (BE).
2015
Now. You are here, Zwartwild, Gent (BE).
Aktuelle Kunst, Stadtmühle Willisau (CH).
2014
Rio sem fumaça, Barracão Maravilha Arte Contemporanea (with Manu Engelen), Rio de Janeiro (BR).
The seismographical back, Kunsthalle São Paulo (solo), (BR).
2013
Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen, Museum of Arts Lucerne (CH).
Werkbeiträge 2012 Kt. und St. Luzern, Monosuisse (akku), Emmen-Lucerne (CH).
How Did The Night Get So Strong, Ringstube, Mainz (DE).
Pursue Other Avenues, Corner-College, Zurich (CH).
2012
Werkbeiträge 2011 Kt. und St. Luzern, Kunsthalle Lucerne (CH).
About Abstraction, KTV-Club, Berlin (DE).
Aus einem steinleichten Schweigen heraus, Hans-Kock Foundation, Kiel (solo), (DE).
Mit dem Rücken zum Publikum, Wäscherei Kunstverein Zurich (solo), (CH).
Ausgewählt, Kunstplattform Akku Emmen, Emmenbrücke-Lucerne (CH).
2011
Zentralschweizer Kunstszenen, Museum of Arts Lucerne (CH).
In the fall of twothousandandten we flowed upstream and had nothing to eat, Gallery Suzy Shammah, Milan (with Mickaël Marchand), (IT).
The first Rendez-Vous, Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (solo), (NL).           
Zwischen zwei Investoren, Klasse Slotawa: former studio building of Anton v. Werner, Potsdamerstrasse, Berlin (DE).
Gute Karten, Award-winners and fellows of UdK Berlin 2008-2010, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin (DE).
Wir können auch anders!, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin (DE).
2010
contact
 
mail@flurinbisig.com
 
impressum:
© Flurin Bisig, 2016. All rights reserved.
 
photography:
© Flurin Bisig
© Maurin Bisig, Wolhusen (maurin-bisig.ch)
© Laure Cottin Stefanelli, Brussels/Paris (laurestefanellicottin.fr)
© GJ van Rooij (Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam)
 
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Thomas Schmidiger, Bern
 
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