Tobias Spichtig
12 Jun – 11 Aug 2009

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Opening, 11 June 2009, 7 pm

„5. Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically.“ (Sol LeWitt)

What about all the great ideas conceived on a good night out drinking which when written down look shitty and embarrassing the next day. Most of the ideas never leave the artist’s mind because of too much sleep and hang-over. Finally aspirin lets them dissolve, mostly for good reasons. This is not the case for the work being described here. Film-reels that are dropped into a glass of schnapps before going to bed and developed without being exposed to light reveal abstracts from outer space.

This is an example of how Tobias Spichtig’s working process could look like. The young Zurich based artist works with any medium available to him. His succinct approach to wildly spread references and ideologically charged icons, generates models of thought that reassemble common strategies and categorizations. Thus reaching out for a post-conceptual position which implies and constantly redefines its own logic in an uniquely radical way.

[Destillation] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destillation)
[De Stijl] (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Stijl)

Photography: courtesy Anna Leuenberger