image source: edition fink

Notes

88 illustrations in colour, thread stitching, cloth binding, with reversible dust jacket with two different details from the exhibition poster

Publisher Note english

The Geneva-based artist Peter Stoffel (1972) has consistently followed the theme of landscape in his painting. The topography of the Appenzell region had an early influence on the artist, who grew up in Herisau. These memories still form the starting point for his painterly and thematic research. The artist is always on the lookout for the unknown space. With the gaze of a geologist, Peter Stoffel adds painterly structures and colours on paper or canvas like sediments to invented landscapes. His interest in fractal geometry leads to multi-layered patchwork carpets of landscape fragments. The all-over of the small-format works as well as the monumental paintings leaves it open whether they are close-up or distant views, micro or macro views, and is not only reminiscent of landscapes but also of geological maps and satellite images or makes one think of crystalline structures.
On the occasion of his first institutional solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, the artist’s third publication is being published in edition fink. It comprises a representative selection of paintings and works on paper from the most important work groups of the last ten years. Four texts complement the series of pictures and accompany us on a journey into the world of Peter Stoffel.

Publisher
Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2015
Credits
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Peter Stoffel
Printrun 700
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-185-3
Dimensions 16.5 × 22.0 cm
Pages 272
Technique Offset Printing