Adrian Schiess- Aquarelle

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For the first time, Swiss artist Adrian Schiess presents various types of watercolors in this richly illustrated catalog. Schiess can be considered one of the most important contemporary painters. He has gained international recognition with his "flat works"-painted hardboards he layed out at the Venice Biennial (1990) and at the documenta in Kassel (1992). For 20 years, he has simultaneously been working on these fragile works on paper, which possess an exceptional poetic quality.

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Malerei hat etwas sehrWasseriges Zu den Aquarellen von Adrian Schiess
Painting has something very watery about it The Watercolors of Adrian Schiess
Der dargestellte Fleck Erde singt

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About the author (2005)

Swiss artist Schiess (*1958) has gained international recognition with his "flat works" - painted hardboards he presented at Venice Biennial (1990) and at documenta IX. (Kassel,1992). Since 1990 he has gained international recognition and shows. Christoph Voegele (*1959) is director of the Kunstmuseum Solothurn in Switzerland since 1997. (Museum of Fine Art) He studied Art History in Zurich, Paris and New York. Marcel Baumgartner (*1950), Swiss, is a professor for art history at the university of Giessen, Germany. He has publicated numerous articles and books on art history and Swiss and Italian artists such as Ferdinand Hodler and Piranesi. He specializes in modern and contemporary art, as well as in architecture and the history of art.

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