Haunch of Venison

Uwe Wittwer

16 Feb - 02 Apr 2011

© Uwe Wittwer
Exhibition view
New Paintings
16 February - 2 April, 2011

To celebrate his inclusion in the major exhibition 'Watercolour' at Tate Britain (16 February - 21 August 2011), Haunch of Venison is pleased to present a solo show focusing on new and recent paintings by Swiss artist Uwe Wittwer (b. 1954). The exhibition, displayed in the gallery's Mezzanine space, carries on Wittwer's artistic research on the authenticity and truth of images and the role of the artist as image hunter and voyeur. Picking up recurrent motifs in the artist's oeuvre like Interior scenes, references to Old Flemish and Spanish Masters still lifes from the 17th and 18th century, and historical everyday life in Eastern Prussia, the works once more evoke a feeling of unease and gloominess which shimmers through their apparent exquisiteness and tranquility.

Uwe Wittwer (b. 1954) lives and works in Zurich. Recent solo exhibitions include: Haunch of Venison, London (2009), Kunstzeughaus Rapperswill, Zurich (2008), Kunstmuseum Solothurn (2005) and Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2005). Group shows include Tate Britain and Centre Pasquart, Bienne (both 2011), Courtauld Institute of Art London (2010/11), Kunsthalle Bern (2008), P.S.1 MoMA (2006) and Fondation Beyeler (2005). Wittwer's work is included in the following collections (selected): Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Kunsthaus Zurich; Kantonalbank Zurich; Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen; Kunstmuseum Bern; Kunstmuseum Solothurn; Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen; City of Bern; City of Geneva; City of Zurich; Swiss Confederation; Sammlung Bosshard; UBS Art Collection; Credit Suisse; Caldic Collection.

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