Exhibition: 18.01.2019 – 02.03.2019
Solo Exhibition: “Zeitspuren”
LOCATION: Bruggerstrasse 37, Merker-Areal CH-5400 Baden/CH
Characteristic of André Wagner’s photographs is his intensive examination of the content and motifs of his images. Time and metaphysics play a special role. He breaks with the conventions of seeing and mental, often hasty classification.
His starting point is not the re-enchantment of the world, but the rediscovery of the still existing magical moments that are unlearned in today’s streamlined world. For him, these moments, which incidentally can last for hours, are particularly evident in India. Therefore, since 2004 he returns to the Indian subcontinent again and again and sets out to search for the essence of this culture and its foundations.
A bridge is to beat its art, which makes it possible to visualize abstracts such as spirituality or grandeur in the figurative. However, the imagery of the artist does not want to preach or proselytize, but to connect the material with the transcendental on a rather empathic level and to communicate the unspeakable in human existence.