Francisco Sierra

Aus [ExBolígrafo]2 Öl auf Leinen, 20 x20 cm, 2007

Aus [ExBolígrafo]2 Öl auf Leinen, 20 x20 cm, 2007

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Francisco Sierra

Eidgenössischer Preis für Kunst, Kiefer Hablitzel Preis, prix Rotarien du District 1990

1977: Geboren in Santiago de Chile Lebt und arbeitet in Lausanne
1998-2003: Musikstudium Malerei im Selbststudium

HOW TO DO FIGURATIVE PAINTING TODAY COULD BE THE QUESTION AT THE BASE OF FRANCISCO SIERRA'S WORK. His oeuvre so far hints at two pathways, definitely unsatisfying of course in the light of the aforementioned question. On the one hand Francisco Sierra ventures into technically demanding hyper realistic exercises and on the other hand he conducts a series called ExBolígrafo that at first sight seems to be the paintings of a forgotten surrealist. This plurivocality might disturb at first sight but this simultaneous inscription in different traditions, which history taught us to be impossible to accept within the concept of an oeuvre, leads us to an insight in paintings' potential for polysemy. The possibility to force upon the spectator contradictions is not only apparent in the two lines Sierra explores but especially in the paintings of the ExBolígrafo series themselves. Close to caricature and grotesque, these paintings are characterized by odd games with semiotic interpretation levels, moving from discomfort to genuine humor and back. PHILIPPE PIROTTE

EINZELAUSSTELLUNGEN
2006: Kabinett Bern

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN
2006: «Landschaft», Kabinett Bern; «Swiss Art Awards», Messezentrum Basel [Kat.]; «Unter 30 IV», CentrePasquArt, Biel [Kat.]; Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Bern
2007: «Accrochage [Vaud 2007]», Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, Lausanne; «Aeschlimann-Corti- Stipendium», Kunstmuseum Thun; «Les rêves du Château», Château de Nyon; «Unter 30 V», CentrePasquArt, Biel [Kat.]

AUSZEICHUNGEN/PREISE
2006: Kiefer Hablitzel Preis

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