Balthasar Bosshard, wizard of the graphic arts and much-sought-after visual decorator from Winterthur, shows for the first time a series of acrylic paintings and large-format ink drawings. Wonky, as his artistic alter ego is called, stands for an aesthetic of the wobbly, crooked, out of sync, Wonky is the propagandist of syncopated eye flickering. It wobbles, rotates and trembles in Wonky's world: indecently twisted mesenteries, Gordian knots of drastic color, peppered with tongues, mouths, eyeballs, which Wonky guards like his creatures. These hold their own against frenzied staffages whose kaleidoscopic wallpapers tear in all directions, vibrating these delightful but unstable spaces - there is so much centrifugal force that the subjects threaten to go berserk. Out the Mud is the name of the new work: it may refer to its origins in the "shallows" of graphic design, or rather a kind of creative swamp generation, at any rate it is still dripping. Enter the visual laboratory of the optical alchemist Wonky and his bizarre charm!
Mario Lüscher, July 2022
On Saturday, the exhibition Out the Mud opens.
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