Uwe Wittwer

Uwe Wittwer Galerie Judin
Uwe Wittwer Galerie Judin
Uwe Wittwer Galerie Judin
Uwe Wittwer Galerie Judin
€ 29.00


Edited by Juerg Judin,
Etienne Lullin and Ben Tufnell
Texts by Brian Dillon and Juerg Judin
In German and English

285 × 285 mm
184 pages, hardcover
87 color ill., 2 b&w ill.
Published by Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2012
ISBN 978-3-7757-3316-8

€ 29.00

Uwe Wittwer inquires into and disrupts expectations and viewing habits. The entrancing beauty and sensuousness of his paintings and watercolors lure the viewer into a world of ambiguity. Only a second glance reveals that the apparent aesthetic innocence of the middle class he portrays is actually a kind of latent horror. Captured in a blur, the still lifes, interiors, landscapes, and portraits avoid obvious interpretation, so that the question of what is “real” and what is “fake,” where the façade or razzle-dazzle begins and ends, remains open. Fascinated by the imagery of the Old Masters, Wittwer digitally processes the source materials he takes from the Internet and lends them a sense of texture by means of paint, canvas, and paper. His groups of works revolve concentrically around the issue of the reality behind the image. This is the first comprehensive survey of Wittwer’s oeuvre.