Adrian Schiess
The Song Element

Editor(s)

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Roland Wäspe, Ulrich Loock

Author(s)

Roland Wäspe, Roman Kurzmeyer, Ulrich Loock

Design

Adrian Schiess, Christian Tobler

Size

24,5 x 34 cm

Pages

360

Illustrations

250

Cover

Softcover with flaps

Language(s)

German, English

ISBN

978-3-947563-77-7

The Renowned Swiss Artist and His Work in Its Architectural Setting

Smoothly painted panels laid out on the floor have earned Adrian Schiess (b. 1959, Zurich; lives and works in Mouans-Sartoux, France) international renown. His objects, which may be placed in a room as desired, are conceived as platforms of creative engagement with the appearance and disappearance of painting. They have become integral components of buildings by world-famous architects including Norman Foster and Herzog & de Meuron. For this book, Schiess has compiled spectacular series of photographs and extensive conversations that probe the peculiar quality of his work: hybrid and fluctuating and yet always utterly distinctive. It is the first publication to put the focus on this essential aspect of his output, documenting works created between 1993 and 2018.

Adrian Schiess studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich and trained as a graphic designer. His works were on display at the 44th Biennale di Venezia and at documenta IX.

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