Marianne Eigenheer

1945 Lucerne, Switzerland - 2018 Basel, Switzerland

Misere des Herzens, 1984 Acrylic on cotton 225 x 160.5 cm

MARIANNE EIGENHEER Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

Objektive Malerei, 1982 Acrylic on panel 147 x 280 x 2.5 cm

MARIANNE EIGENHEER Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

MARIANNE EIGENHEER Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

MARIANNE EIGENHEER Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

Untitled, 1981 Acrylic on paper 40 x 30 cm, framed 54 x 44 cm

Untitled, 1981 Acrylic on paper 40 x 30 cm, framed 54 x 44 cm

Untitled, 1977 Colour pencil on paper 32 x 24 cm, framed 35 x 27 cm

7 Tage, 7 Träume, 1988 Gouache on paper 70 x 50 cm

Untitled, 1977 Colour pencil on paper 32 x 24 cm, framed 35 x 27 cm

Exhibition view, 2017 von Bartha, Basel

Untitled, 1984 Acrylic on cotton 225 x 160 cm

What is behind that curtain?, 1984 Acrylic on paper 79.8 x 59.6 cm

Left : OHNE TITEL, 1965 Colour pencil on paper 62 x 45.5 cm Right : OHNE TITEL, 1964 Colour pencil on paper 62 x 45.5 cm

7 Tage, 7 Träume, 1988 Gouache on paper 70 x 50 cm

7 Tage, 7 Träume, 1988 Gouache on paper 70 x 50 cm

Her work examines ways in which personal experience can be explored through repeated meditation of the drawing process. The expressive nature of these gestures hint towards an intimate presence in the works, and embeds Eigenheer’s practice within a history of visual language that speaks about the body. Her work was included in Achille Bonito Oliva and Harald Szeemann’s seminal Venice Biennale exhibition Aperto ’80 (1980).