In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Boris Rebetez has turned his attention to a new field: collages. From visual source material found in magazines and journals he creates new, unreal and constructed landscapes. Locations and spaces, seemingly familiar, dissolve before the observer’s eyes or retreat from his view. It is important to the artist that the visual material is familiar and that it is through his intervention, the cutting, pasting and reassembling of images, that something entirely new is created. The authenticity of this colourful picture world is thus examined; the viewer is challenged to think about the veracity of the images. With his collages, Rebetez contributes to the contemporary discourse on the boundaries, or rather lack thereof, between painting and photography. – Paul Tanner in “Walking Day, Boris Rebetez”, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Z├╝rich, Schwabe & Co –

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Images: Boris Rebetez, untitled, photo collages from 1999 to 2013, 14.5 x 20.1 cm each