The world is beautiful and so different, we should all love each other.
The multifaceted practice of Yves Netzhammer (*1970 in Schaffhausen) is based on drawing, a medium that traditionally plays an important role in the Solothurn collection. In this large-scale solo exhibition, the Kunstmuseum Solothurn becomes a kind of white drawing pad for Netzhammer: a continuous narrative unfolds from room to room using different motifs and media. Meanwhile, the artist continues to develop his unmistakable iconography, with which he has made a name for himself internationally over the last three decades. His line is in a constant state of flux, at once a connecting element and a fine line. Netzhammer sharpens our senses for complex translation maneuvers that shape the way we perceive and feel today. It is a continuous transfer and scaling between different image technologies and spatial dimensions that the artist guides; a mediation between physical and virtual realities, between outer and inner worlds, between individual and collective values. Again and again, it is about love and violence in the interaction between people, nature and technology, about everyday life and magic and about tolerating ambivalence and contradiction.
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