Das Blau vor dem Fenster

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Othmar Eder: Das Blau vor dem Fenster

6. April – 25. Mai 2018

Balzer Projects is delighted to welcome Othmar Eder for his first solo show in the gallery. Othmar Eder is a multi-facetted artist, specializing in drawing, but also working with sculpture, ready-mades and video.

In the gallery, he presents some of his most recent large-scale drawings, two video installations and a new 18-part series, entitled Cinemateca Portuguesa 2014 – 2017. Blue Portuguese ink is applied to vintage film stills/photographs. Ink and photographs were both discovered by the artist at the Feira da Ladra market in Lisbon – the artist’s favorite city. This installation is the center of the exhibition.

Othmar Eder transfers humble, seemingly unspectacular photographic originals to carriers, such as paper, linoleum or Pavatex with pencil, charcoal and carbon paper. The characteristic blur of his drawings is achieved through blending and layering. The result is a patina, a rhythm of soft hatching, light spots and powerful strokes. The visible traces of charcoal, graphite and color pencils come in many shades of gray and colors; he achieves this in a long process by countless strokes on the tracing paper. Through this process of transformation, the initial subject changes, a new is image created, a new story told.


Wed - Fr: 13 - 18h
Sat: 11 - 16h
and by appointment

balzer projects
Wallstrasse 10
4051 Basel