André Schmucki- ”Was born on january 31 - 1967 he received a b.f.a. in the 90’s- from hdk - zurich and lucerne university of applied sciences and arts. He came to preeminence in the 1990’s during a time when many artists - critics and collectors were quietly championing a return to the art of painting.
Upon first glance andré’s work seems to mirror the surrealists fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. However andré’s transcends the initial surrealists strategies by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation.
Title: Shielding - 2013 - oil on canvas - 30cm x 40cm - 2200.- euro“It is commonly believed that the primary function of dreams is to psychologically balance and compensate for matters left unsettled during our waking hours. In the dream world, the censors of our mind dissipate and the material in our heads becomes fluid and nonlinear—our past memories, fears and desires all surface symbolically, revealing to us a deeper understanding of ourselves. Metaphorically, this is how I have come to understand my artwork. I see my art as a visual manifestations of my subconscious mind - images that bypass intellectualization to reveal authentic feeling.”