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Leipzig / Germany and Winterthur / Switzerland
We all carry information. Ordering and translating such into my world of pictures is the subject of my work. I often start with photo sketches which I transfer using different methods. This not only strengthens reality, it also puts it into perspective, expressing my current state of understanding. It invites the viewer to search for the core of the matter.

31 May 2012

never say last

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Acrylic on canvas, approx 70 x 100 cm... A study that I did last evening at school. Basis was the painting I did yesterday, with the idea to find out the level of abstraction that keeps a bus as bus...

30 May 2012

bus stop

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Ink and gouache on paper, 50 x 70 cm... Probably the last this month :)

27 May 2012


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Charcoal on paper, 135 x 150 cm... Did this charcoal drawing this Saturday. It documents my impressions of watching the water of the Limmat in Zurich...

24 May 2012

window shopping in milan

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Another gouache on paper, 50 x 70 cm... I always enjoy it sitting in shops watching others doing window shopping :)

23 May 2012

back from Milan

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After a wonderful long weekend in Milan back to the drawing board… Another gouache on paper, 50 x 70 cm… I was experimenting with the background and trying to make a quite detailed surface more atmospheric. Quite challenging with dense gouache and layers that are not treated with fixative… still a long route to go what makes such experiments so exciting… J

16 May 2012

another day

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Another one yesterday - again with gouache on paper, and charcoal on top, 50 x 70 cm

14 May 2012

my working with colors

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Continued with exercising with colors - above is done with gouache 50 x 70 cm

is the working with charcoal and ink influencing...


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Is my working with charcoal and ink influencing the one I do with colors? The first 4 above are done in charcoal, while for the other 2 I did in ink (with a brush)... the smaller in 50 x 70cm, the larger in 70 x 100 cm

10 May 2012

combines ;)

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Followed the route I started earlier this week, by combining my most recent painting (in gouache, approx 100 x 120cm) with a photo I once did, to "test" the level of abstractions necessary to express the view having in mind...

07 May 2012

today I wanted to paint

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Did today my first paintings after months of working in black & white... the first using a smaller format to become used again, and the above in 50 x 70 cm

Then digitally combined it with one of my photos, as I love it to do experiments... more will follow :)

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And two variations of the same sujet to find the best paper for gouache

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04 May 2012

back from leipzig


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Spent again wonderful days in Leipzig where my gravures are currently printed in the underground of the Spinnerei... You can find the whole serie on my homepage under http://www.thomaswidmer.com/gravures.html