WORKS ON PAPER
YVES ZURSTRASSEN AT WORK
From an interview with Johan Frederik Hel Guedj for L'Echo, Zurstrassen said of his process:
"I start small and then scale up. Small shapes, I fail, I rip up, before moving onto larger canvas. I love opposites. Similar to jazz, improvisation is crucial! Sometimes it feels like you are not the one painting!''
When the work is finished, he takes it out of the studio, "where I do not truly see it," and moves it into another room. ''Here, I can take a step back. Not to indulge myself. I destroyed many paintings. An artwork is meant to leave, to travel, to be shared. We only appreciate our own country once we leave it.''
The gallery is delighted to have these colourful and engaging works currently on exhibition.