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R.I.P. (really interesting people)
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  • Malerei
  • 190.00 x 150.00 cm
  • oil on linen
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Aeschlimann & Corti Stipendium, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2010
    Kunstkeller Bern, 2009
  • Photographs of paintings: Martin Wiesli
    Exhibition photograph: Martin Möll

    "The painting of the old painter friend, Jan, was completed at the end of February, before setting off for a long trip. She paints him now that he has died. In his face is perhaps a prominant 'departing-this-world' look. Slowly his physical presence desintegrates. It is as if he is staring one last critical time at the world. The other half of his face is sunken and heavy, already a mask.

    The Mexican tradition might be the place to find the artists open relationship with death. They have a different way of dealing with the dead. For example on the 'Dia de los Muertos' when the dead are honored with partys, lights and food at the cemeteries - something that is incomprehensible in our cultural circles."
    - Dorothe Freiburghaus

    "Black is like a feeling of going inside something, like confronting fear...When you are making something, it feels really alive; but when this process of making is finished, it’s finished. It does have something to do with death...that’s why you keep making more work... "
    - Chohreh Feyzdjou (Künstlerin, 1955 - 1996)


    In english speaking countries we find the inscription R.I.P. (Rest In Peace) on gravestones and in obituaries.

    The ongoing series R.I.P. (really interesting people) portrays all the people - friends, family, relatives - I ever knew who have died. Death had different causes: sleep, illness, suicide, an accident. The color black portrays the absence, summation, negation or synthesis of all and other colors. These 'memento mori' probe my memories of these persons through the absence of, as well as the interplay between, the painted forms, the black forms and the raw linen background (empty space = lost/forgotten memories).

    Ersoy Altiok († ca. 1998)
    Jan Balet (1913 - 2009)
    Deanna Dooly (1970 - 1983) & Valentine († 1983)
    Paul Elias-Toulakany (?)
    Max Gygax (1916 - 2007)
    Erika Jakob (1917 - 2000)
    Johann Jakob (1921 - 1996)
    Alexander Magaña (1940 - 1997)
    Eugenie Magaña de Ford (1917 - 2007)
    Raoul D. Magaña (1911 - 2007)
    Bruno Manser (1954 - verschollen seit 2000)
    Claudia Meier (1968 -1997)
    Ruth Nievergelt (1951 - 1999)
    Jacqueline Rotzler (1965 - 2008)
    Frau Tschiemer († 1995)
    Gabriella Tschiemer-Ross († 2006)
    Greta Wright (?)