Exhibition 26/3 – 6/5
Augustin Rebetez (1986) works in various media including painting,
photography, video, sculpture, installations and mobiles. The artist is
developing a universe populated by characters, chimeras and peculiar
machines which reflect his exuberant imagination. Drawing
inspiration from outsider and folk art brut as well as tribal design,
Rebetez constructs a multifacetted body of work that defies
categorisation. Rebetez’s work seems to form part of an ancient
tradition of legends and rites. His creations relate to a wondrous and
fantastic world which swings between dream and nightmare, the
lighthearted and the serious. A modern alchemist, Rebetez plays with
movement and sound, transforming banal reality into poetic fiction.
He is both an enchanter and a magician.