Tuesday, May 22, 2007

VENICE - Palazzo Grassi

Seen at the Sequence 1 exhibition. Young Swiss artist, Urs Fisher enjoying a chat and a joke with Palazzo Grassi’s Francois Pinault.

Office Theme / Addiction / Mhh Camera, 2006 by Urs Fisher. Although not an official movement, the crafty connotations of “Pop Povera” perfectly fit the hand-crafted fabrication of young Swiss artist, Urs Fisher’s oeuvres – his work relies on traditional artistic techniques while avoiding the retrograde aspects such methods imply.

photograph by Manfredi Bellati

Jet Set Lady, 200-5 by Urs Fisher. When you enter Palazzo Grassi you are confronted with one of Urs Fisher’s most ambitious works to date. Jet Set Lady is a three-dimensional map of the artist’s mind in the form of a tree. An eleven meters tall, welded in iron, trunk supports a dense web of branches “abloom” with more than two thousand reproductions of Fisher’s drawings, prints and paintings from the past five years. “The idea came to me when my studio was full to the brim and the walls were entirely covered with drawings.” He explained.

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