An analysis of the work of an unheralded artist both profound and captivating written by his friend, artist and curator Stefan Banz.
Published following the exhibition “Aldo Walker – Logotyp,” Mamco
, Geneva, from February 20 to May 5, 2013.
Aldo Walker (1938-2000) is one of the great artists whose significance has to this day not been fully appreciated. He produced an amazing œuvre, which materialized particularly in two outstanding series, namely his Logotyps
(sculpture like experimental configurations) and Pictograms
(figurative line pictures). they are among the great undiscovered highlights of international art in the 1970s and 1980s and display impressive independence in terms of conception, expression and realization. stylistically they embody a strange homogeneity; style and a lack of it are combined in a new way and create something that had never been seen before.
Stefan Banz (born in Sursee, lives and works in Switzerland) is an artist and author. In 1989 he cofounded the Kunsthalle Luzern and served as its artistic director until 1993; since then he has been working as a freelance artist, participating in solo and group exhibitions in international galleries and museums. From July 1994 to December 1997 he was the artistic consultant and curator of Galerie Hauser & Wirth. In 2000 he received the Manor Art Prize, and the Recognition Award from the City of Lucerne. From 2004 to 2014 he collaborated artistically with Caroline Bachmann
. In 2005 he was the curator for the Swiss Pavilion at the 51st Biennale in Venice. In 2009 he cofounded the association , and in 2010 he co-organized the event “Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall
” in Cully, Switzerland, both with Caroline Bachmann. Since then he has been the artistic director of the KMD.