Augustin Rebetez (°1986) works in various media including painting, photography, video, sculpture, installations and mobiles. In a short period of time Rebetez has developed a rich and strong oeuvre, expressing his vivid inner poetry through dynamic forms and media. His work represents a personal, surreal universe that offers a stage to mysterious, tragicomical characters and bizarre situations. Masked figures and animal-like creatures are the theatrical performers in a continuous narrative that is energetic, dark, humorous and loaded with symbolism and subconscious references. 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.