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Yves Hänggi

from 04 to 25 November 2021

Hall - Cité internationale des arts
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Painter and illustrator Yves Hänggi (b. 1966) graduated from the Ecole Cantonale d’Arts Visuels in Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). His artistic world finds inspiration in underground comix and independent comic books, free figuration, street art, different movements that can be described as outsider art (including art singulier) and folk art. These different influences are combined and expressed in a variety of mediums (acrylic, ink, chalk, collage) and formats. His work has been exhibited in Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and Madagascar and published in Switzerland and France.


With this series of large format illustrations combining ink, paint and a collage of found objects, Yves Hänggi continues to explore in Paris a practice that began at the end of 2020 during a residency in Berlin: integrating elements such as pieces of posters, typographic symbols and images torn from magazines into his usual pictorial techniques.


By playing with tears, textures, superimpositions, chance and spontaneity, Yves Hänggi adds a new dimension to his illustrations and explores the connections he makes between the street (a source both of inspiration and raw materials) and the studio, where his creations are fashioned and composed.


The exhibition runs from November 4th to November 25th and new artworks will be added every Thursday.


Yves Hänggi (Switzerland) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts as part of the Republic and Canton of Jura program.

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