September 19 – October 19, 2013
Yarisal & Kublitz
November 28, 2013 – February 8, 2014
Michael Hilsman‘s work is comprised of large and small scale paintings of men and still lives. He draws from rudimentary source material such as his own body and fruits and vegetables in order to construct non-literal pictures that relate to notions of the dissolved self, eroticism, the absurd, elementary magic and spiritualism.
He is interested on the use of the process of picture-making as a testament to the constantly fluctuating relationship between the physical and immaterial world. He works within the boundaries of painting to examine the talismanic potential of both the image itself and the artistic act of resolution. By using both the figure and still life objects, he reveals relationships to the notion of the reliquary, spiritualism, and the play between the solid and the metaphysical. The pictures he creates are stuck in a state of flux–caught between two solid entities and relating to both, but claiming allegiance to neither.
Galerie Sébastien Bertrand
16, rue du Simplon, CH-1207 Genève
T +41 (0)22 700 51 51 • F +41 (0)22 700 56 77
Horaires : ma – ve 14:00 – 19:00, sa 14:00 – 18:00 et sur rendez-vous