Swiss artist Heidi Bucher – like few other artists of her generation – pointed out how strongly the human body remains bound up with architectonic reality, and how memories, obsessions and dreams are materialized in the surface of interior spaces.
After her return to Switzerland from the USA in the 1970ies, the artist developed her concise artistic language using latex and caoutchouk. Beginning with embalming of intimately connoted items such as bedsheets, clothes and personal objects, she quickly developed her unique process of “skinnings” of architecture elements, especially interested in such dating back to the second half of the 19th century and representing bourgeois culture.
Bucher’s work can be understood as a manifestation for braking loose – into a state of mind that is shimmering, fugacious, full of energy and love.
Heidi Bucher “Water, Houses”
Date: October 5th – November 16th, 2013
Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: Freymond-Guth Fine Arts
Address: Langstrasse 84, Postfach 2708, CH 8021 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 240 0481
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi