"Swiss artist Andrea Wolfensberger makes use of several modes of expression: painting, drawing, video, sculpture and installation. She has also been working with digital technology over recent years, both in making her videos and in elaboration of the processes for creating her works".
"Her aesthetic is less the result of a formal search and capture that spends all its energy on matter and form, but rather of constant questioning and research on the possibilities of testing the essence of reality and perception in space and time.
The piece on display in the Donkey Stables is created out of corrugated cardboard and has every appearance of being a sculpture in motion, an echo of the journeys its visitors have made. It is accompanied by a multitude of smaller works sculpted out of wood – studies or variations that seem to be terrains with furrowed or incised reliefs, reminiscent of topographic models.
Where do these variations come from? What do they correspond to? A number of Andrea Wolfensberger’s works on exhibition in the Donkey Stables contain the indication “0/1”. The central corrugated-cardboard is entitled “0/1. zwischen null und eins” (between zero and one). The title encompasses a departure point, a calm; silent state of being, a beginning that carries infinity within itself, as well as an exit, or possibly a return to the point of departure. A far-off visual force incises what arises and what is deployed. A force coming from the realm of the invisible, made visible by the artist.” Extracts from a text by Esther Maria Jungo
Andrea Wolfensberger au Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 2017 - © Éric Sander
Born in Zurich in 1961; lives and works in Zurich and in Waldenburg (Basel-Canton).
Lecturer at various Higher Schools in Switzerland and Germany, including Bern’s Higher School of the Arts.
Grants from the Swiss Confederation, the Canton of Zürich, and the Cities of Geneva and Zürich, for Workshops in Rome (Istituto Svizzero) and Paris (Cité des Arts).
Represented by the Gisèle Linder Gallery, Basel (represented at the ART Basel Fair and artgeneve) and the Bob Gysin Gallery, Zurich (represented at artgeneve).