Artist: Raymond Gantner
Raymond Gantner works with various artistic media, such as screen printing, photography, video and sculpture. In most cases, he makes use of montage/assemblage techniques and draws on pictorial material from scientific journals, architecture magazines and his own motifs from photographs and drawings.
With the silkscreen prints created in the summer of 2016, the artist ventured for the first time to a larger format and chose canvas – rather than paper, as one is accustomed to with classical prints – as his medium. Layer by layer, the most diverse colors, shapes, patterns and motifs were superimposed. Facing them, the viewer is given the impression of standing in front of a “moving picture”: A bird circles around a futuristic-looking building; ancient figures prance through a moving, urban landscape.
Through these contrasts in motifs and form, the artist once again seems to want to demonstratively break conventional constructions of living space open. » more