1960’s façade, aqueduc hippodrome Jamaica Queens N.Y. LI, USA
© Christoph Gossweiler
Card from the artist's collection
Born in 1950 in Hüttlingen.
Lives in Strengelbach (Switzerland).
Invited to exhibit in the delightful Musée Calbet de Grisolles, the Alemannic artist, Christoph Gossweiler, painter and famous collector of images (and objects) of all sorts, inserts at will his endless collections amongst the various types of objects of this little, rural museum.
A self-taught painter, Christoph Gossweiler was influenced by the concrete art which came into being in the 1940’s in Zurich. As a car enthusiast, the artist has produced several works on the subject, such as his blue monochrome shown in 1981 at the Kunsthaus Aarau, whose height and length (912 x 144 cm) are the same as Donald Campbell’s mythical Bluebird CN7. But his paintings nevertheless appear like monochrome surfaces whose colour and dimensions seem random.
What does the festival’s subtitle “Here where I am doesn’t exist” do for you?
Christoph Gossweiler : “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!”
What do you prepare for le Printemps de Septembre?
Christoph Gossweiler : May Autumn.
What does art help you accomplish?
Christoph Gossweiler : It enables me to carry on moving forward from the place where I’d previously stopped.