Damien & The Love Guru

Europaplatz 1
2022
Aluminum, electronic scrap, LED, cable, magnets, found objects, glass, concrete
Approx. 60 × 60 × 50 cm
Installation view spot on Mathis Pfäffli
Floor is Lava, Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2022, Lucerne, CH
Photo: Marc Latzel
Installation view spot on Mathis Pfäffli
Floor is Lava, Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2022, Lucerne, CH
Photo: Marc Latzel
Installation view spot on Mathis Pfäffli
Floor is Lava, Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2022, Lucerne, CH
Photo: Marc Latzel
Switchboard I
2021
Wood, aluminum, metal rings, wooden beads
20 × 25 cm
Excerpt from Tracer, drawing series
2021–2022
Graphite on paper
29,7 × 42 cm
Excerpt from Tracer, drawing series
2021–2022
Graphite on paper
29,7 × 42 cm
Excerpt from Tracer, drawing series
2021–2022
Graphite on paper
29,7 × 42 cm
The Kids Call It Ghosthouse
2021
Aluminum, glass, LED, cable, steel cables, adapter, soapstone
80 × 80 cm
Installation view
Hausgeist
2021
Aluminum, glass, LED, cable, concrete adapter
30 × 60 cm
Installation view
Photo: Benedikt Bock
Palympsest Dust
in collaboration with Rebecca Kunz
2020
Clay, waste glass, electronic scrap, cable, variable size
Installation view
Photo: Michael Baser
Palympsest Dust
Detail
Photo: Michael Baser
Switchboard
2021
Wood, glass, concrete, acrylic paint, found objects, round bakelite handles, rubber balls
57 × 103 cm
All Beings in Serenity (s21e4)
2020
Paper, found magnets, misappropriated tin
189 × 131 cm
Installation view
Photo: Martin Stollenwerk
What You Felt Was Not What I Felt, Thoughts in Symmetry
2019
Collected glass, steel, steel cable, silicone, steel balls, variable size
Installation view
Photo: Anja Wille
Lens I of II
2017
Engraved glass
Diameter 110 cm

Mathis Pfäffli is a Swiss artist living in Zurich. His work meanders between drawing, object, installation. A told story can play a role, often you have to imagine the narratives yourself. The boundaries of the works are sometimes not easy to recognize, much frays at the edges and mixes with the existing.

Education

  • MA, Fine Arts Institut Kunst, 2017, Basel, CH
  • Illustration, HAW, 2008–2009, Hamburg, DE
  • BA Graphic Design, HSLU, 2008, Lucerne, CH

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Look A Long, Projekt Links, Bern, CH, Opening 14 October 2022

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • Canopy Launch Pad, with Jan van Oordt, MAT art space, 2022, Neuchâtel, CH
  • Floor is Lava, Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2022, Lucerne, CH
  • Tooth Gap, Vera Wessels, 2020, Zurich, CH
  • Only Openings and Ways Trough, La Dépendance, 2020, St. Imier, CH
  • Palympsest Dust, with Rebecca Kunz, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, 2020, Basel, CH
  • Open House, GGG Atelierhaus, 2018, Basel, CH
  • Nebelmeer, Schwarzwaldallee, 2017, Basel, CH
  • U, with Manuel Schneider, Oslo10, 2016, Basel, CH
  • Menhir, Bazzar Compatible Program, Shanghai, CN
  • Adapt Reflect Mirror, M35, 2014, Luzern, CH
  • Von Jetzt An Ist Alles Neu, Südpol, 2014, Luzern, CH
  • Barteronbarteronbarter, travel project with Nadine Gerber, 2013, Bern, CH – Athen, GR
  • Out Of Sight Chicago, performance with Nadine Gerber, 2012, Chicago, US
  • Cave, with Nadine Gerber, N Damen Ave, 2012, Chicago, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Doors, Provence, 2022, Zurich, CH
  • Stiff Neck, Giulietta, 2021, Basel, CH
  • Indice Ultraviolet: Décalage vers le rouge, part of Jan van Oordts installation, CAN, 2021, Neuchâtel, CH
  • Beauty is Everywhere, Museum im Bellpark, 2020, Kriens, CH
  • In the Tall Grass, 2019, Feldbach, AT
  • Etwas von Wir, lecture performance, Tatort, 2019, Luzern, CH
  • Alles was da glänzt, gelbes Haus, 2019, Luzern, CH
  • Open House, GGG Atelierhaus, 2018, Basel, CH
  • Crib II, Galerie95, 2017, Biel, CH
  • We Invite You To Hope, Kunsthaus Baselland, 2017, Basel, CH
  • C’est fini l’ironie, Carrosserie, 2016, Basel, CH
  • Werkbeiträge Kanton Luzern, AKKU, Emmenbrücke, 2015, Lucerne, CH
  • If The Situation Leads To An Unknown Question Leave Footsteps Behind, Up-State, 2015, Zurich, CH
  • Werkschau Chicago, with Nadine Gerber, Kunsthalle Luzern, 2013, Lucerne, CH

Grants and Awards

  • Junge Kunst, Publikationsstipendium Stadt Luzern, 2020, Lucerne, CH
  • Researchstipendium des Kantons Luzern, 2017, Lucerne, CH
  • Werkbeitrag des Kantons Luzern, 2015, Lucerne, CH
  • Reisestipendium der Stiftung Otto Pfeifer, 2013, Lucerne, CH
  • Atelierstipendium der Stadt Luzern in Chicago, 2012, Lucerne, CH

TRACER, published with Spector Books, 2022, Leipzig, DE

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