Thierry Feuz, born in Vienna in 1968, now lives in Geneva. He studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Geneva and at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. He graduated of his MFA at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts HES-SO, Geneva.
The artist has created an ongoing series of paintings—“Supernatural,” “Psychotropical,” “Technicolor,” and now “Gulfstream”— over the past five years. While separated into distinct groups, the paintings in these series share a fundamental characteristic. Each successive series appears to magnify the view of the preceding one, as though seen through a microscope. Feuz uses this scientific corollary to reexamine classic conceptions of nature. This force that is beautiful appears yet always already in decay. His combination of abstraction and figuration articulates this deteriorating materiality. It allows his investigation into permutations of instability—of perspective, physicality, and organicism.
“The organic paintings are close-ups,” Thierry Feuz explains. As if we entered a landscape and the details of a strange, humid, wet, and dangerous life became visible. The artist’s exploitation of this tension here prefigures his move in subsequent paintings to further abstract his imagery. Thus, Thierry Feuz’s perspectival strategy has affected a specific and rounded vocabulary of picture making. His work is part of the Meeschaert Collection and you can find his work in the Marciano‘s Galleries selection.