Uwe Wittwer: Paintings


The first comprehensive survey of Swiss artist Uwe Wittwer’s paintings, including reproductions of over 80 works from the last ten years.


The entrancing beauty and sensuousness of Wittwer's 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.


Includes a new essay by Brian Dillon and an introduction by Juerg Judin.



Published by Hatje Cantz

Texts by Brian Dillon, Juerg Judin

Design by Matt Watkins

German, English

2012. 184 pp., 89 ills.

28.10 x 28.40 cm

Half cloth

ISBN 978-3-7757-3316-8



£35.00 (+p&p)




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