Daniele Buetti

Galerie Ernst Hilger

December 13, 2006

Daniele Buetti -

Venetian Mirror


hilger contemporary

December 14, 06 – January 23, 07

Vienna, Austria

Dorotheergasse 5

43-1-512 53 15

43-1-513 91 26


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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 in the 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.

Daniele Buetti

1955–born in Fribourg, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
1990–Galerie Harbord & Wiensowski, Berlin cat.
1992–Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin cat.
1994–Quotex, Inszenierung von Gegenwartskunst, Winterthur Kleines Helmhaus, Zurich cat.

Galerie Weber, Munster
1995–Galerie Ultimate Akademie, Cologne
1996–Galerie arsFutura, Zurich

Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal cat.

Museumsakademie, Berlin cat.
1997–Espai Lucas, Valencia cat.

Saint-Gervais, Genève

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Galerie Bartok 32, Budapest

ACE Gallery, Los Angeles

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Neuchâtel
1998–Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

Kunstverein Ulm cat.

Galerie Damasquine, Bruxelles

Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
1999–Galerie arsFutura, Zurich

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid cat.

Galleria B&D, Studio di Arte Contemporanea, Milano

Museumsakademie, Berlin

Espai Lucas, Valencia
2001–arsFutura Galerie, Zurich

B&D Studio di Arte Contemporanea, Milano

Galeria Ad Hoc, Vigo
2002–Aeroplastics Contemporary, Bruxelles, cat.

Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart

Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg

Kunstverein Freiburg cat.
2003–Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg i. Br., cat.

Helmhaus, Zurich, cat.

Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim
2004–FRAC, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, cat.

Museum Henie Onstad, Hovikodden, Oslo, cat.

Galerie arsFutura, Zurich

Espai Lucas, Valencia

Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
2005–Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg

Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart

Kunstraum, Innsbruck

Galeria Distrito 4, Madrid
2006–Aeroplastics Contemporary, Bruxelles

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

hilger contemporary, Vienna

(cat. = Catalogue of Exhibition)