Daniele Buetti was born in Friborg in 1955 and is a Swiss contemporary artist with an international reputation who is particularly concerned with digitally associated media.
Since 2004 he has been a professor at the University of Fine Arts, Münster Art Academy. He lives and works in Zurich and Münster.
The current exhibition shows eight works from the latest "FLAGS" series. The motifs, which can be traced back to different national flags, highlight the relevance of the color. Flags, similarly symbols for national identification, are usually constructed geometrically. They mostly use the primary colors.
Buetti takes the flags as a starting point. He alienates them by blurring them to such an extent that it is hardly possible to identify them, and thereby already breaks with the purpose of a flag. He oversaturates the colors until a transcendental effect arises. The motifs are characterized by a glistening, bright, brilliantly intense color.
This new series was inspired by the examination of the hypnosis text presented in a sonorous voice by Prof. Dr. Arno Müller's "Farbreinigung", which Buetti used for his 25-minute sound installation IT'S ALL IN THE MIND ", which was installed from May to August in the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. There the visitors were linguistically hypnotized The "color cleaning" creates a bright color. By visualizing the colors, the listener should be freed from stressful feelings and negative thoughts. This linguistic visualization of colors now finds its visual counterpart in our gallery.