at ARCO Madrid 2008

Galerie Ernst Hilger

January 24, 2008

Galerie Ernst Hilger at

ARCO ARte COntemporáneo

Feria InternacionalParque Ferial Juan Carlos I

28042 Madrid

Booth pavillon 14 / F15

February 13 – 18, 2008

Galerie Ernst Hilger

Dorotheergasse 5

A- 1010 Vienna

Tel: 43-1-512 53 15

Fax: 43-1-513 91 26

Daniele Buetti (b. 1955 in Freiburg, Switzerland)

Buetti exalts serene human bodies or symbolically gesturing hands into heroic images, which can be used to separate the individual pictures into passive and active. Some bodies emerge out of the ambience, iridescent between grey, brown and green, or are only schematically localised behind a veil at a distance. Others with lowered head and closed eyes deny the onlooker any kind of eye contact. Despite this recoiling and introverted body language, the picture space is steered into the enigmatic by the figures, charged in effect in its reduced imagery. Above all, the white points, like light reflexes, wreathing and eddying in cloud-like forms and organic configurations, abstract the physical presence and lend it aura.

“His entire work – photographs, luminous boxes, installations, sculptures, objects, etc. – illustrates the artist’s perception of what he calls the “Comedie humaine”, the huge freak show of our lives” (P.-Y. Desaive). Buetti committed himself to the presentation of the undemonstrable and so reflects at the same time on the possibilities of the visual at the edge of the pronounceable.

Daniele Buetti has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster, Germany since 2004.

Further artists at ARCO 08:

Asgar/Gabriel, Ivana Franke, Andreas Leikauf, Angel Marcos, Renata Poljak, Massimo Vitali.

For further information please contact the gallery: [email protected]

Galerie Ernst Hilger — since 1971.