Camille Graeser, Horizontal-Vertikal-Rhythmus, 1944-1946

on view @kunstmuseumbasel , alongside works by Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian and Paul Lohse –

Camille Graeser, who was a key member of the circle of Zurich Concrete artists, described his artistic program in 1944: “Concrete implies a strictly logical approach to the creation and design of works of art, which have their own intrinsic laws. Concrete implies the exclusion of all unconscious elements. Concrete implies purity, law and order.” Camille Graeser was a furniture designer who ran his own studio in Stuttgart and took part in major exhibitions by the association Werkbund before having to return to Switzerland in 1933 as a result of the Nazis coming to power. He subsequently came to be one of the main representatives of concrete art in Zurich. –

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