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SCRIPTURA

Ausstellung 13. May - 31. July 2024

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Gustav Jung

In the BURN-IN show, Martin Schwarz transforms books into living works of art, where text and sculpture, transience and creation flow into and permeate each other.

The SCRIPTURA exhibition, hosted by BURN-IN at Gerngross in Vienna, unveils a captivating fusion of book and sculpture—a synthesis that defines the artistic world of Swiss creator and publisher Martin Schwarz. Within this meticulously curated collection, comprising fifty book sculptures and featuring significant works like Post aus Untersternen and Die Bibliothek der verwandelten Bücher, a new realm emerges—one where the book transcends its conventional role as a mere text carrier.

Schwarz, a master of metaphysical exploration and materiality, invites us to view the book as an object of profound artistic transformation. The exhibition unfolds across thematic sections—Floral & Nature, Religion & Faith, Fashion & Culture, and Technologies & Time—each offering a distinct narrative and aesthetic exploration of the book as an art form.

The very title, SCRIPTURA, echoes its Latin roots, signifying “writing” or “written.” Yet it symbolizes much more: the metamorphosis of text into tangible, sculptural forms. Schwarz’s philosophical approach embraces imperfection, revealing that these books are not mere vessels for reading—they embody life. Traces of decay, re-creation, and human intervention elevate them to unique works of art.

Each book sculpture becomes a testament to art’s boundless ability to redefine itself. Schwarz delves into materiality, transience, and the essence of knowledge. His creations provoke thought while physically manifesting ideas shaped by the artist’s hands and the passage of time.

SCRIPTURA showcases Martin Schwarz’s reinterpretation of the book medium. For him, a book is not merely a container for words; it breathes, lives, and bridges the past with future artistic possibilities. In his hands, the book becomes a vehicle for intellectual exploration, blurring the boundaries between nature, art, and technology.

Schwarz’s artistic language thrives on everyday and unconventional materials, drawing from diverse realms of life and science. His book sculptures—dynamic, multidimensional—compel us to reevaluate our notions of art and culture. As the texts within these books evolve, so do the books themselves. No longer passive carriers of writing, they transform into malleable bodies within the landscape of art.

SCRIPTURA invites the public to witness both the literal and metaphorical transformation of the book. It sparks reflection on the infinite capacity for regeneration and the transient nature of the materials we employ.

In this exhibition, Martin Schwarz emerges not only as a guardian of book art but also as an avant-garde visionary. He shatters traditional boundaries, redefining the book as a potent medium for fresh forms of artistic expression. Through this presentation, the BURN-IN Gallery reaffirms its commitment to fostering dialogue across the arts, amplifying voices like Martin Schwarz’s on the forefront of creativity.


Register for the vernissage

Vernissage

BURN-IN invites you to the exhibition opening on 17. May 2024 6 pm.

Location

BURN-IN Galerie im Gerngross 2. OG | 1070 Vienna, Mariahilfer Straße 42-48

 

Schmucker Fund
Schmucker Fund

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur 25 x 57 cm

€ 5.100

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Hugging the imperfect

Martin Schwarz proves to be an artist, who stubbornly insists on not docking in the safe harbor of the familiar. Instead, he always sails the choppy waters of creative volatility, masterfully creating new, captivating works of art from seemingly disparate elements - be they ideas, materials or cultural fragments. The idea of not only accepting unfinished works and fragmented thoughts, but seeing them as an essential part of the creative process, permeates his work and gives it an almost life-affirming quality of constant transformation.

This approach, which aims to work with the unfinished and fragmentary, reveals a deeper insight into the human condition. Schwarz recognizes that even the human pursuit of knowledge and beauty often remains unfinished and that precisely in this unfinishedness can lie its own kind of perfection. His work, which moves between the printed word and visual art, thus offers a fascinating perspective on what art can be - a constant conversation between the artist and his environment, between the past and possible futures.

The core of his artistic philosophy, which manifests itself in his publications, could be seen as a kind of cultural recycling, in which ideas that were once considered set aside are re-evaluated and transformed in new contexts. This approach requires an openness that many contemporary artists avoid for fear of the unfinished or unpolished. Yet it is this willingness to embrace the imperfect that gives Schwarz's work its unique resonance and relevance.

His artistic approach perhaps best reflects human nature itself: ever-changing, incomplete, yet rich and meaningful in all its forms. As Martin Schwarz creates art, so he lives - in a constant dialog with the world, always ready to begin the next chapter without fully closing the previous one. In this respect, his work is not just a collection of objects or images, but a living map of his mental journeys. 
 

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Exhibited artworks

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Verblätterung
Verblätterung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 30 x 35 cm

€ 2.100
Fallblüten
Fallblüten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 25 x 36 cm

€ 2.100
Sprießende Zeilen
Sprießende Zeilen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 18 x 48 cm

€ 2.700
Verkabelung
Verkabelung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 14 x 31 cm

€ 1.550
Gardinen Drucke 1
Gardinen Drucke 1

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 2
Gardinen Drucke 2

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 3
Gardinen Drucke 3

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 4
Gardinen Drucke 4

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 5
Gardinen Drucke 5

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 6
Gardinen Drucke 6

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 7
Gardinen Drucke 7

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Gardinen Drucke 8
Gardinen Drucke 8

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 30 x 42 cm

€ 450
Kartensammlungen gelb
Kartensammlungen gelb

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 15 x 11 cm

€ 50
Kartensammlungen rot
Kartensammlungen rot

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 15 x 11 cm

€ 50
Post aus Untersternen
Post aus Untersternen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Druck, 15 x 11 cm

€ 1
Auferstehende Glorie
Auferstehende Glorie

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 48 x 32 cm

€ 5.100
Blaues Holzgebirge
Blaues Holzgebirge

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 19 x 16 cm

€ 2.050
Blumen Entfaltung
Blumen Entfaltung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 27 x 28 cm

€ 5.100
Blumenkinder-Nacht
Blumenkinder-Nacht

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 28 x 18 cm

€ 3.100
Buchglättung
Buchglättung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 20 x 76 cm

€ 5.000
Buchhecht
Buchhecht

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 36 x 52 cm

€ 4.900
Buchrelique
Buchrelique

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 22 x 15 cm

€ 1.550
Buchwagen
Buchwagen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 22 x 21 cm

€ 1.700
Das erste E-Book
Das erste E-Book

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 22 x 13 cm

€ 2.550
Das Wesentlichste
Das Wesentlichste

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 26 x 28 cm

€ 4.800
Die Botschaft
Die Botschaft

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 25 x 35 cm

€ 2.200
Eine Entengeschichte
Eine Entengeschichte

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 13 x 47 cm

€ 2.550
Entkreuzigter
Entkreuzigter

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 17 x 19 cm

€ 1.350
Erinnerungen in Metallbüchern
Erinnerungen in Metallbüchern

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 19 x 60 cm

€ 5.200
Fallblüten
Fallblüten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 25 x 36 cm

€ 2.100
Farbiges Sandrosenbuch
Farbiges Sandrosenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 23 x 27 cm

€ 1.900
Fellschuh
Fellschuh

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 44 x 8 cm

€ 1.550
Gesichtserscheinung
Gesichtserscheinung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 26 x 43 cm

€ 2.350
Große Gehirnströme
Große Gehirnströme

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 33 x 30 cm

€ 4.200
Großes rotes Klosterbuch
Großes rotes Klosterbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 25 x 49 cm

€ 4.700
Grosse Kristallisation
Grosse Kristallisation

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 20 x 43 cm

€ 3.100
Grottenbuch
Grottenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 24 x 35 cm

€ 5.900
Häkelglück
Häkelglück

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 20 x 47 cm

€ 2.200
Hasenbuch
Hasenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 27 x 44 cm

€ 1.700
Hasenschuh-Schlupf
Hasenschuh-Schlupf

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 27 x 13 cm

€ 2.100
Impressionistisches Tannenzapfenbuch
Impressionistisches Tannenzapfenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 12 x 44 cm

€ 2.100
Kalk
Kalk

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 17 x 31 cm

€ 1.700
Keramik-Postkartenbuch
Keramik-Postkartenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 12 x 15 cm

€ 490
Kleines Muscheldoppelbuch
Kleines Muscheldoppelbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 10 x 24 cm

€ 1.550
Kleines Sandrosenbuch
Kleines Sandrosenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 19 x 19 cm

€ 1.350
Kristallisation in Büchern
Kristallisation in Büchern

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 28 x 52 cm

€ 6.900
Kristallisierte Liebe
Kristallisierte Liebe

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 35 x 20 cm

€ 2.550
Liebe in zersauster Umgebung
Liebe in zersauster Umgebung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 19 x 50 cm

€ 3.100
Lieschen Müllers Romantik
Lieschen Müllers Romantik

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 49 x 30 cm

€ 5.100
Marienbuch
Marienbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 34 x 27 cm

€ 2.550
Marienglas I
Marienglas I

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 24 x 26 cm

€ 1.550
Marienglas II
Marienglas II

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 12 x 31 cm

€ 2.550
Meeresschneckenschuh
Meeresschneckenschuh

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 17 x 12 cm

€ 2.550
Mehr Meeresaugen
Mehr Meeresaugen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 30 x 23 cm

€ 3.400
Mutterschuh
Mutterschuh

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 31 x 24 cm

€ 3.400
Nächtliches Rundum-Gardinenbuch
Nächtliches Rundum-Gardinenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 43 x 42 cm

€ 5.000
Rissiger Traum
Rissiger Traum

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 22 x 46 cm

€ 2.200
Rosenbuch
Rosenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 18 x 37 cm

€ 2.100
Sandrosenbuch
Sandrosenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 15 x 28 cm

€ 3.400
Schmucker Fund
Schmucker Fund

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 25 x 57 cm

€ 5.100
Schritt-Impressionismus
Schritt-Impressionismus

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 16 x 13 cm

€ 950
Schwere geistige Akrobatik
Schwere geistige Akrobatik

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 52 x 33 cm

€ 5.300
Seherbuch (Stielaugen)
Seherbuch (Stielaugen)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 33 x 23 cm

€ 7.900
Seitenschmiegende Pflanzen
Seitenschmiegende Pflanzen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 23 x 44 cm

€ 4.900
Silbernes Sandrosenbuch
Silbernes Sandrosenbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 17 x 21 cm

€ 2.550
Sonnengruss
Sonnengruss

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 13 x 20 cm

€ 1.350
Sprießende Zeilen
Sprießende Zeilen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 18 x 48 cm

€ 2.700
Stille einer Muschel
Stille einer Muschel

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 17 x 23 cm

€ 2.850
Technik im Meer
Technik im Meer

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 15 x 51 cm

€ 5.300
Teddyheim
Teddyheim

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 17 x 14 cm

€ 1.250
Van Goghs Holländer-Schuhe
Van Goghs Holländer-Schuhe

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 36 x 34 cm

€ 2.550
Verbissene Discussion
Verbissene Discussion

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 20 x 62 cm

€ 5.900
Verblätterung
Verblätterung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 30 x 35 cm

€ 2.100
Vergänglichkeit im Tierschädelbuch
Vergänglichkeit im Tierschädelbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 13 x 45 cm

€ 4.100
Verkabelung
Verkabelung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 14 x 31 cm

€ 1.550
Vom Blumenvogel
Vom Blumenvogel

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 26 x 39 cm

€ 2.700
Waldbuch
Waldbuch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 23 x 28 cm

€ 2.300
Welt der Unterhaltung
Welt der Unterhaltung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 57 x 46 cm

€ 5.100
Zeitschichten
Zeitschichten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Skulptur, 13 x 27 cm

€ 3.550
Alpenrosen im Schnee (Van Gogh Pinselschrift)
Alpenrosen im Schnee (Van Gogh Pinselschrift)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 90 x 70 cm

€ 5.100
Buch Bilder 15
Buch Bilder 15

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 2
Buch Bilder 2

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 3
Buch Bilder 3

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 4
Buch Bilder 4

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 5
Buch Bilder 5

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 6
Buch Bilder 6

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 8
Buch Bilder 8

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buch Bilder 9
Buch Bilder 9

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Bucherkenntnis im Wald
Bucherkenntnis im Wald

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Buchportrait 1
Buchportrait 1

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Das van Gogh Matterhorn
Das van Gogh Matterhorn

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 70 x 80 cm

€ 4.600
Die Buchkirche
Die Buchkirche

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Die Liebe von zwei Buchseiten
Die Liebe von zwei Buchseiten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Einzian (Van Gogh in den Alpen)
Einzian (Van Gogh in den Alpen)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 70 x 60 cm

€ 4.100
Frohsinn-Picasso
Frohsinn-Picasso

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 75 x 60 cm

€ 4.700
Harmonie-Paar (zwei Bilder nach Picasso)
Harmonie-Paar (zwei Bilder nach Picasso)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 50 x 40 cm

€ 3.100
Himmel hinter Geäst (Abstraktion nach Van Gogh)
Himmel hinter Geäst (Abstraktion nach Van Gogh)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 50 x 45 cm

€ 2.350
Kandinsky-Blumen (vor Van Gogh-Pinselschrift)
Kandinsky-Blumen (vor Van Gogh-Pinselschrift)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 80 x 65 cm

€ 4.700
Kirchengrotten
Kirchengrotten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 180 x 240 cm

€ 45.000
Lebendiger Satzspiegel
Lebendiger Satzspiegel

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Nasenlanges Verlangen (zwei Bilder nach Picasso)
Nasenlanges Verlangen (zwei Bilder nach Picasso)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 40 cm

€ 3.100
Pinselfluss (Van Gogh als abstrakter Maler)
Pinselfluss (Van Gogh als abstrakter Maler)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 55 x 44 cm

€ 2.050
Propheten-Buch
Propheten-Buch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Reabstraktion (vier Bilder nach Picasso)
Reabstraktion (vier Bilder nach Picasso)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 55 x 45 cm

€ 5.900
Van Goghs Schweizerreise (Das Blinnenhorn)
Van Goghs Schweizerreise (Das Blinnenhorn)

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 45 x 60 cm

€ 2.850
Vogelhaus-Buch
Vogelhaus-Buch

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Paintings, 40 x 50 cm

€ 2.500
Aura und Corona: Eine Umkreisung in Wort und Bild. Mit einer Erzählung von Eduard Korrodi über den jungen Mozart in Zürich
Aura und Corona: Eine Umkreisung in Wort und Bild. Mit einer Erzählung von Eduard Korrodi über den jungen Mozart in Zürich

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 25
Bücherblumen, Von der Heiterkeit der Verschwendung
Bücherblumen, Von der Heiterkeit der Verschwendung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 27
Das mobile Ideenlager
Das mobile Ideenlager

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 27
Das Nietzsche-Haus in Sils-Maria als Kunst- und Wunderkammer: Ein Kaleidoskop von Texten, Bildern, Träumen, Dokumenten
Das Nietzsche-Haus in Sils-Maria als Kunst- und Wunderkammer: Ein Kaleidoskop von Texten, Bildern, Träumen, Dokumenten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 27
Die Bibliothek der verwandelten Bücher: Botschaften aus einer sprachlosen Dimension in Buchobjekten.
Die Bibliothek der verwandelten Bücher: Botschaften aus einer sprachlosen Dimension in Buchobjekten.

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book, 24 x 17 cm

€ 27,7
Die letzte Lichtung: Ein Lebensabriss mit Paratexten
Die letzte Lichtung: Ein Lebensabriss mit Paratexten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 22,5
Im Schlossgraben
Im Schlossgraben

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 23
Individuelles Wochenbuch, Mädchen mit Orange. Van Gogh vorgesetzt
Individuelles Wochenbuch, Mädchen mit Orange. Van Gogh vorgesetzt

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18
Kuhblicke
Kuhblicke

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18
Kunstschach
Kunstschach

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18,5
Lichtversickerung
Lichtversickerung

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 20,5
Musenspuren oder: Gardinen im offenen Geheimnis
Musenspuren oder: Gardinen im offenen Geheimnis

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18,5
Neue Hunde, Fotografien, Modelle und Berichte einer futuristischen Entwicklung. Eine badische Groteske
Neue Hunde, Fotografien, Modelle und Berichte einer futuristischen Entwicklung. Eine badische Groteske

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 13,3
NICHTS, wie es ist oder nicht ist
NICHTS, wie es ist oder nicht ist

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 31
Pittoreske Briefe aus Kassel
Pittoreske Briefe aus Kassel

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18,5
Post aus Untersternen. Kunstkonzepte da und dort
Post aus Untersternen. Kunstkonzepte da und dort

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book, 20 x 17 cm

€ 25
Sedimente der Nacht: Aus der Martin Heidegger Philosophie-Domäne, ein Künstlerbuch mit Daseins-Belichtungen, Wörterspuren und weltfremden Dingen und Buchobjekten
Sedimente der Nacht: Aus der Martin Heidegger Philosophie-Domäne, ein Künstlerbuch mit Daseins-Belichtungen, Wörterspuren und weltfremden Dingen und Buchobjekten

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18,5
Sonntagsmalerei mit Fallgruben
Sonntagsmalerei mit Fallgruben

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 12,9
Vor allen Dingen - PAARWEISE
Vor allen Dingen - PAARWEISE

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 25
Waldmärchen
Waldmärchen

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18
Zelli und Jakob
Zelli und Jakob

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 18,5
Zimmerecken auf dem Klavier und im Garten der Villa Flora
Zimmerecken auf dem Klavier und im Garten der Villa Flora

Martin Schwarz Switzerland
Book,

€ 39

artist info

Verblätterung

Verblätterung

Martin Schwarz

Martin Schwarz

Born on August 10, 1946, in Winterthur, Martin Schwarz epitomizes the dynamic versatility of the modern Swiss art scene. His multifaceted career encompasses not only painting but also conceptual art, object art, photography, and writing. Yet what truly distinguishes Schwarz is his remarkable ability to seamlessly weave together intricate artistic and scientific concepts. His works, celebrated both nationally and internationally, engage in a profound dialogue between creativity and knowledge.

Schwarz began his formal training as a graphic lithographer at the Winterthur School of Art at an early age, graduating in 1967. In addition, he deepened his skills at the Zurich School of Applied Arts, where he learned a wide range of artistic disciplines. He has been working as a freelance artist since 1968, a career that has taken him through a variety of projects and exhibitions, both locally and internationally.

His long-standing collaboration with the artist H.R. Giger, which began in 1982, is particularly noteworthy. Together they have realized several innovative exhibitions that demonstrate their ability to collaborate and creatively fuse different art forms.

In addition to his artistic practice, Schwarz founded the EigenArt publishing house in Winterthur. This publishing house is a testament to his commitment to using art as a medium for scientific research and exploration, creating interdisciplinary works that enrich both the art world and the scientific community.

One of his key projects, the "Kunstzoo" at Schrozberg Castle, is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the representation of animals in art. Thanks to its innovative approach and thematic depth, this project has attracted widespread attention. As curator and lead artist, Schwarz ensures that the exhibition is continually enriched with new works and concepts.

Over the years, Schwarz has received numerous major awards, including several federal art scholarships and the prestigious Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation award. A particular highlight of his career was being awarded the Carl Heinrich Ernst Art Prize in 1992. 
Martin Schwarz is an active member of the Swiss Artists' Association and lives and works in Bartenstein (Germany) and Winterthur (Switzerland). His career and work exemplify how art can transcend traditional boundaries and open up new cultural and scientific horizons.