Past Exhibitions:

Jul-Sep NOS 2010
May NOS 2010
Oct NOS 2009
June NOS 2009
NOS 2008
NOS 2007
NOS 2006

 

 

JOHN ARMLEDER

John Armleder
Untitled 01 & 02
2003
Silkscreen on aluminum
79 X 79 each
20 each
Eric Linard Editions

John Armleder
* 1948 in Geneva (CH)
Lives & works in Geneva (CH)

As a founding member of the Ecart Group in Geneva, Armleder has been described as an artist adhering to the Fluxus tradition, yet such a description inadequately conveys or encompasses his eclecticism, extending beyond an orientation towards randomness and chance. The vigor with which Armleder embraces stylistic or formal approaches relates to the exchanges between symbolic and utilitarian value. Ironically describing his artwork as “furnishing”, Armleder exploits the ambivalence between decorating and painting, combining found objects and motifs with as much reverence as references to art historical styles.