Mitgliederausstellung der Visarte Ost, 11.01.–08.02.24
The exhibition consists of the sum of works by Visarte Ost members who have produced works in A4 format. The exhibition shows the diversity of the works created in our region.
My contribution is called “Pig Farm II”. Oil on Panel, 30×21.5cm. Painted on 21.1.2021 near Balterswil, Switzerland.
It is part of a series of Pleinair Paintings having pig farms as the main subject. Normally landscape paintings just depict beautiful landscapes in a favourable composition. It can be understood as a critique of these mostly very ugly installations and the way we treat animals. You can only hear the screams of the pigs behind the walls, they cannot go outside. It is quite taxing to stand in front of one of these for hours and painting it.
The price of the artwork is denominated in Bitcoin for a reason: I believe that the base layer of our society is broken. Namely the way we exchange value. Our fiat-money is the root culprit in my opinion, because it can be inflated into oblivion. Meat is way to cheap, compared to the suffering it takes to produce it.
Wöschhüsli Oberneunforn, 15.09.–01.10.23
This is my first Solo Show. I was invited by the Cultural Commission of Oberneunforn to exhibit at the “Wöschhüsli”.
I painted at locations in and around Oberneunforn. I was not familiar with this beautiful part of the Thurgau. It was fun and I met a lot of good folks.
Thank you Oberneunforn, especially Niklaus!