Uwe Wittwer: Paintings

Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013. Hardcover. Color-illustrated boards, brown cloth spine, silver stamped lettering. 183 pp. Mainly color illustrations. VG. Item #168026
ISBN: 9783775733168

Uwe Wittwer (b. 1954 in Zurich) inquires into and disrupts expectations and viewing habits. The entrancing beauty and sensuousness of his paintings and watercolors lure the viewer into a world of ambiguity. Only a second glance reveals that the apparent aesthetic innocence of the middle class he portrays is actually a kind of latent horror. Captured in a blur, the still lifes, interiors, landscapes, and portraits avoid obvious interpretation, so that the question of what is "real" and what is "fake," where the façade or razzle-dazzle begins and ends, remains open. Fascinated by the imagery of the Old Masters, Wittwer digitally processes the source materials he takes from the Internet and lends them a sense of texture by means of paint, canvas, and paper. -FirstSearch.

OCLC: 828629541

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