Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch is one of the most important Swiss artists today. In celebration of the artist’s eighty-fifth birthday, a catalog that provides a substantial look at his innovative work is being published. All too quickly categorized as a photorealist, Gertsch turns out to be an artist who is more interested in profundity and concentration than glittering surfaces. This is particularly obvious in his monumental woodcuts, which form the heart of this publication. Their motifs—gigantic, enlarged leaves or streams of water—cohere out of thousands of tiny points of light in right front of the viewer’s eyes.

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Franz Gertsch

October 2015

ISBN 978-3-7356-0172-8

23,00 × 32,00 cm

68 pages

19 colored and 3 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound, with dust jacket

Languages: German, English

Roland Mönig

Text by
Roland Mönig, Mona Stocker

Design by
Ingo Offermanns

Exhibition: „Franz Gertsch“, Saarlandmuseum, Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken, 10/03/2015 - 02/14/2016