Yves Netzhammer ranks among the most renowned Swiss contemporary artists, his work comprising animation, video and sculptural installations, objects, and drawings. Concave Thoughts offers an entry point into the Swiss artist's imagery through a collection of 357 digital drawings in black & white.
The digital drawings of Yves Netzhammer invite viewers into a fascinating world of figures that appear both human and animal, while simultaneously blurring the distinction between object and living thing. By turns nightmarish or playful and cartoon-like, the creative cosmos depicted in Netzhammer's drawings imagines an alternate reality, in which precise lines bind impossible combinations of objects with careful clarity.
Yves Netzhammer ranks among the most renowned Swiss contemporary artists, his work comprising animation, video and sculptural installations, objects, and drawings. Concave Thoughts is a comprehensive resource on his work and imagery as well as an opulent art book.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Espace Diaphanes, Berlin, from January 27 to March 3, 2017.
Yves Netzhammer (born 1970 in Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland
, lives and works in Zurich) works at the boundary between computer art
, animation, drawing
, and sculpture
. His art has been presented internationally in solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Kunstmuseum Bern, Shenzhen Animation Biennale, Kiev Biennale and elsewhere. In 2007 he configured the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
See also Album – On/around the work of Urs Fischer, Yves Netzhammer, Ugo Rondinone and Christine Streuli