Acme Studios — Valentin Hauri

Supporting Artists since 1972


Valentin Hauri

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency
1994

Valentin Hauri is a Swiss artist based in Zurich. Valentin has been creating paintings alla prima, meaning in a work process without corrections or overpainting, since 1994. Anything that does not stand up to the artist’s scrutiny after it has been completed is rejected and sorted out. Valentin frequently finds inspiration in Art Brut, whose authenticity fascinates him. The meaning of the symbols in his paintings can be heftily debated: art-historical strategies alone cannot explain these works; emotion and intuition are required.

Recent exhibitions include: Auswahl 19, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2019); soulmates, Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich (2019); Werkschau 2019, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2019); Nerven, Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich (2017); Auswahl 15, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2015).

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

For more information visit lg-stiftung.ch.