Pierre Schwerzmann extends the lexicon of minimal painting beyond the boundaries of the visible and of the canvas. The differently sized pages of this artist's book generate strong iconographic and rhythmic ellipses. Each section provides clues for exploring a complex system that governs the artist's body of work. Essays by artist Thomas Huber and by Marco Costantini, as well as an interview with Catherine Othenin-Girard, tune in as several voices to the book. Reproductions of exhibition pictures provide an indication of the structural challenge taken on by the artist and his painting, as well as his experimenting with boundaries, which are reflected in this book.
This edition comes with four different covers (yellow, green, orange, black), randomly distributed.
Book awarded “Most Beautiful Swiss Books” 2013.
Born 1947 in Aubonne (Switzerland), Pierre Schwerzmann lives and works in Nyon.