Ablagerungen und Transporte durch die Zeit
Patrick Rohner’s works are closely linked to his living environment and everyday practice. Rohner meticulously documents and executes processes and procedures that span over years and even decades. Thus, the beginning of the work exhibited here dates back to 2015. Embedded in the valley of Glarus where Rohner’s studio is located, complex ecosystems emerge, as a result of which various formats see the light of day.
The works from Ablagerungen und Transporte durch die Zeit – translated into Deposits and Transports through Time – consist of a sequence of technical processes with oil paint on the picture panel, thereby triggering processes on the picture surface. The nature of the labor process, specific information about the quality of the paint mass, and dating notes are recorded on file cards. This file system serves to document this specific artistic practice.
Patrick Rohner (*1959) was born in Rothenturm. He studied at the Lucerne School of Design and at the Düsseldorf State Art Academy. He is represented by Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich. His works include paintings, objects, texts and site visits. With meticulous precision, Rohner documents work processes and creates a fascinating cosmos, a material-based archive. In 2007 he received the Straubenzeller Art Prize (St.Gallen), in 1988 the Manor Art Prize (St.Gallen), in 1997: Collection Cahiers d’artiste” Pro Helvetia, 1991 – 1993: Federal Art Scholarship. Selection of his solo exhibitions: “Entanglement”, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich (CH) / “Wasserarbeiten”, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (CH) / “Wirtgestein”, Nidwaldner Museum, Stans (CH) / “Landmannalaugar”, Galerie Mark Müller, /Kunsthalle Wil (CH) / “Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Fotografie”, Kloster Schönthal, Langenbruck (CH) / Kloster Schönthal, Langenbruck (CH) / Galerij S 65, Aalst (BE) / Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (CH) / Kunsthaus Glarus (CH)