The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Thomas Huber. Paintings

sad facets
Rather than offering us realities in his work, Swiss painter Thomas Huber (b. 1955) provides us with locations that require us to think about their artistic fiction. Like an architect, he interweaves the picture space with design structures and by allowing motifs, such as diamonds and squares, to become a determining element of the work, he offers us an ironic reflection on the modernist myth.
The melancholic-sounding exhibition title (rauten traurig / sad facets) conveys the artist’s critical outlook, which calls into question the possibilities of a real encounter between the viewer and the work of art. By presenting his work to the public, Huber provides an occasion for this encounter, and his philosophical and poetic texts allow the viewer to experience the picture space as a meaning space and the picture depth as profundity.
In addition a facsimile edition of a recently produced scetch-book by the artist will be published.

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"Thomas Huber. Paintings"

July 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-196-2

17,30 x 24,00 cm

96 Pages

52 colored illustrations

Softcover, bound

Languages: German, English, French

Marta Herford, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Musée d´Art Contemporain de Nîmes
Text by
Jan Hoet, Martin Hellmold, Françoise Cohen, Wolfgang Ullrich, Thomas Huber
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Thomas Huber. rauten traurig”, 2008, MARTa Herford, 2008/2009, Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nîmes, and 2009, Kunsthalle Tübingen.

Further publications of the artist