Albrecht Schnider, born in 1958 in Lucerne, works in painting, drawing and small-scale sculpture. The artist's complex image construction process is both creative and constructive; beginning within the dialogically linked act of drawing and the analysis of shape, to the choice of colour and form. Through this process, Schnider's paintings are meticulously planned, rigorously structured, organised and executed. Abstract, organically and geometrically shaped fields of colour are superimposed onto monochrome backgrounds. Alternating between different colours, they oscillate between figure and the monochromatic backdrop upon which it is juxtaposed; positive and negative image.Read More
Albrecht Schnider graduated from the Hochschule für Gestaltung and the University of Bern in 1987. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including Eidgenössisches Kunststipendium in 1989, 1990, and 1992, Istituto Svizzero in Rome in 1990, and the Manor-Kunstpreis of Lucerne in 1994. Schnider holds a professorship at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern. Important institutional solo exhibitions include Helmhaus, Zurich (2014), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2011), Kunstmuseum Solothurn (2011), Aargauer Kunsthaus (2006), Kunstraum Oktogon, Bern (2005). Significant group exhibitions include Helmhaus, Zurich (2017), Kunsthalle Bern (2016), Kunstmuseum Luzern (2016), Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan (2015), Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen (2015), Bonnefantenmuseum (2014), Kunstmuseum Bern (2013), Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus (2012), Kunsthalle Bremen (2012), Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2010), Nietzsche-Haus, Sils-Maria (2009/2010), Kunstverein Lübeck (2008). His work is included in numerous public collections including the Kunsthaus Zurich, Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, and Swarovski, Austria. Albrecht Schnider lives and works in Berlin and Bern.
Text courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.