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+Dominique Lämmli jusqu’au 17 juillet 2010 Galerie Bob Gysin Zurich

Posted in ., arts by sweetsweetzerland on 27/06/2010

Dominique Lämmli works in Zurich. Teaching and art research at the Zurich University of the Arts.


Fine Art, Philosophy, Comparative Literature and Didactic at Universities in the USA and in Switzerland.

1. Could you describe your work?
Looking at little things and presenting rich worlds that are open for discovery is a central issue in my work. Part of my working method is the use of divers drawing and painting strategies, technique and media. This provides a richness of textural and structural information and can be used to think about relations between divers things in general.

2.What are you referring to? What are the references enclosed in your work?
I believe, poetic work is a process that transforms daily issues and displays them on an abstract level. My work is obviously not referring to conformity and homogeneity. It advocates multiple perspectives, richness in differences, space to act and breathe.

3.How would you like your artwork to be red or felt by the audience?
Like stepping stones laid in moss in a Japanese garden,

which slow the spectator’s pace and satisfy the need for calm,

drawn stories invite us to emotionally relax and be mentally active.

We can contemplate what we see, leaving the rigid social hierarchies

of the everyday world behind us.

In our imagination, we can play out different possibilities that the

narrative could take. We are offered an intensive world that lies open

for discovery, and which allows us to rethink our own experiences.

Such reconsideration can alter our stance and lead to new perspectives.

4. What is the most intimate part of this artwork?
Where it touches you.

=> 17.07.2010
Galerie Bob Gysin
Ausstellungsstrasse 24
CH-8005 Zürich
T +41 44 278 40 60

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