Official content of
A brushstroke that means the world? - Not unusual in Informel painting. In Switzerland, this variety of expressive abstraction developed from the 1950s onwards between influences from Paris and New York and differentiated over the following decades.
The Kunstmuseum's collection illustrates the dazzling spectrum of expressive possibilities, ranging from Lenz Klotz's and Maria Vieira da Silva's seismographic recordings of states of mind to Martin Disler's colourful outbursts of violence. Detached and uncontrolled by all the rules of art, under the hands of artists such as Wolf Barth, Samuel Buri, Franz Fedier or Rolf Iseli, the colour material transforms into self-assured assertions, hieratic signs or lyrical atmospheric images, sometimes calligraphic, sometimes ecstatic and always highly subjective.
Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.