Fabian Marti

Fabian Marti was born in 1979 in Fribourg, Switzerland. From 2002 to 2006, he studied at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Zurich (HGKZ), Department of Photography. In 2008, Marti visited the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. He lives and works in Zurich and Los Angeles concentrating on photography, sculpture, video and installation. Fabian Marti creates photographs that let their topics emerge out of obscurity as though catching glimpse of shiny cat's eyes in the darkest of the night. On one level Fabian Marti's photograms and ceramics relate strongly to formalism, abstraction and op art. However, the artist is further interested in the sensations related to a loss of control and the access to the subconscious. Never working directly with the camera, his large-format prints are either photograms or created by a mere desktop scanner, evolving this illuminating black and white chromacity that lend them the patina of forensic evidence. His subjects—spirals, crosses, runes and crystals—start merging to dissipate into ironic forms on the traditional vanitas.
Fabian Marti - Bilder 2005-2016
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A journey through the visual universe of Fabian Marti, whose mystical photograms celebrate the alteration of consciousness through substances and shapes.

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