TIMEMACHINE / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2022
TIMEMACHINE / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2022
TIMEMACHINE / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2022
TIMEMACHINE / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2022

TIMEMACHINE

PAINTING AND GOLD COIN

BY WES 21 / REMO LIENHARD

 

PAINTING: oil, acrylic, spray and gold coin on canvas | 150cm x 150cm | WES 21, 2022

COIN: official Swiss gold coin | 20mm, 5,64 g gold 0,900 | limited artist edition of 5000 | WES 21, 2022

CAMERA,VIDEO, MUSIC: WES 21, 2022

 

"On a very special project to design an official Swiss gold coin dedicated to the watchmaking industry, i took my time to create and paint a planetary timemachine to be eternalized in gold. The limited artist-coin edition is manufactured in a breathtaking level of details and precision by "Swissmint" and will be released this week on Thursday, 29.Sept 2022.

 

As an artist from Biel/Bienne, the Swiss city of watchmaking, I have always been fascinated by the technical precision of watchmaking and it‘s artistic constructions. On the other hand, I am driven by an endless fascination for the very big questions such as the mystery of time. Everywhere in the cosmic clockwork we recognize analogies between the micro- and macrocosm. As in the small - so in the large. On this parallel arises a work of art about the small and large wheels of time and their place in our world view."


The artwork shows a monumental timemachine in the core of our world. Symbolic of the global radiance of watches as time-machines, which distinguish Switzerland and its watch industry and keep our world under the spell of time. The planetary construct of the work was realized in a mixture of masterful painting techniques in a surreal oilpainting on a 150cm x 150cm canvas and then transformed by the artist into the miniature form of the highly detailed 20mm coin.

 

WES sees his timemachine on the gold coin as symbolic methaphor with a valuable insight:

 

"If time is money - money is time too"



UNITY IS KEY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Mural / Kunst am Bau / Contemporary Art / 2022
UNITY IS KEY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Mural / Kunst am Bau / Contemporary Art / 2022
UNITY IS KEY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Mural / Kunst am Bau / Contemporary Art / 2022
UNITY IS KEY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Mural / Kunst am Bau / Contemporary Art / 2022

photos by Matthieu Spohn

UNITY IS KEY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Mural / Kunst am Bau / Contemporary Art / 2022

UNITY IS KEY

WES 21

Kunst am Bau, Mural | 80m2 | 2022

 

Exomusee in Le Locle, Switzerland


PARALLEL UNIVERSE / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Solo Exhibition / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2022

PARALLEL UNIVERSE

SOLO EXHIBITION BY WES 21 / REMO LIENHARD

 

"Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein


Surrounded by a fantastic world full of nature and technology at the same time - transferred into a utopian reality. That's how it feels when the works of the Biel-based artist Remo Lienhard / WES 21 hang in front of you. In his upcoming solo exhibition "PARALLEL UNIVERSE" at SOON Gallery, the artist opens a portal into a parallel universe, into a surreal landscape infused with fictional devices, objects, figures. Visitors are invited to see the visual worlds from a different perspective, losing themselves in the depths of composition and color palette.
 
The exhibition shows a diverse range of large-format paintings of impressive sceneries, picturesque landscapes, abstract architecture, supernatural beings and unreal objects. Stylistically confident and with a distinctive visual language, he transforms brilliant ideas into magnificent modern works of art with inspiring expressiveness and depth of content.
 
After the School of Design in Biel, WES dedicates himself to contemporary art and works as a freelance artist. In recent decades, he established himself as a respected protagonist of a subculture-movement that artfully affects your immediate environment and actively shapes our present. From house-sized murals to oil painting, illustration to sculpture, he serves a diverse spectrum of art forms and skillfully and innovatively transforms masterful techniques into the future. His work enjoys an international reputation and has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and renowned art fairs around the world.

20 JAN - 19 FEB 2022

 

FR: 4-9pm⁠
SA: 2-6pm⁠

or by private appointment:

info@galerie-soon.ch⁠

 

SOON⁠ Gallery
⁠
Sihlquai 125
8005 Zurich⁠

Switzerland

 

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PARALLEL UNIVERSE / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Solo Exhibition / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2022

PARALLEL UNIVERSE

 WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray on canvas | 190cm x 190cm | 2022


ICLOUD / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2021
ICLOUD / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2021

ICLOUD

 WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray on canvas | 320cm x 100cm | 2021


 VIRTUAL REALITY / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Contemporary Art / Oilpainting / 2021

VIRTUAL REALITY

 WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray on canvas | 320cm x 100cm | 2021


EXPERIMENT / Wes21 / Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard / oilpainting / 2020
EXPERIMENT / Wes21 / Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard / oilpainting / 2020

EXPERIMENT

 WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray on canvas | 80cm x 80cm | 2020

 

THE EXPERIMENT SERIES


ROYAL ARENA 2021 / Wes21 / Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard / Festival Artwork Illustration

HANG OUT

 ROYAL ARENA FESTIVAL ARTWORK 2022

Painting: WES 21

Client: Royal Arena GmbH


NATURAL HABITAT/ Wes21 / Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard / treehouse series

NATURAL HABITAT

WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray on canvas | 180cm x 180cm 2020

 

THE TREEHOUSE SERIES


 Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / MAG Design / Marc-André Gasser / FlairExpo 2021
 Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / MAG Design / Marc-André Gasser / FlairExpo 2021

 This painting comes alive on a full moon.

Astronomically synchronized with the final

exhibition night of our multidimensional art

installation at FlairExpo in Biel, Switzerland

19.03.2021 - 28.03.2021

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A scientific experiment by

WES 21 / Remo Lienhard and

MAG Design / Marc-André Gasser


300cm x 150cm x 290cm
anamorphic painting on wood
16 minutes video loop

 

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NIGHTFALL / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler

NIGHTFALL

WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray on canvas | 100cm x 100cm | 2020


OFF / WES 21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / Mural / Art in architecture

OFF

WES 21

art in architecture | 10m x 3m | 2019

 

Primary School Orpund, Switzerland


SEARCH AND FIND / WES 21 x ONUR / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard X Onur Dinc / Schwarzmaler

SEARCH AND FIND

WES 21 x ONUR

acrylic, spray on canvas | 195cm x 195cm | 2019


BREAKAWAY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on wood

 "THE MISSING LINK"

JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

SOLO EXHIBITION BY WES 21 / REMO LIENHARD

 

Back from a studio scholarship in Berlin, the artist from Biel, Switzerland, is showing his latest works in Bern. With his paintings, Remo Lienhard creates impressive visual worlds that captivate the viewer. They show representational motifs borrowed from nature and civilization, which he painterly fuses into stylish subjects. Each work tells its own story, draws utopian visions or illuminates the artist's astute observations.


"The Missing Link" is Lienhard's fourth solo exhibition at Galerie SOON and presents itself in a production that builds a bridge to past exhibition and collection concepts. The exhibition situation ties in with the early modern „Kunstkammer“ and cabinets of curiosities that rulers, princes and scholars established in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. These collection rooms, in which precious works of art, rare natural objects, scientific objects and curiosities from foreign worlds were stored, constantly amazed visitors.


Lienhard defines his depictions of imaginative situations, hybrid creatures and surreal landscapes, which fit effortlessly into this context, as natural-historical fiction or illusory reality. The unmistakable visual language, which the gifted painter has consistently developed and refined for dozens of years, is certainly also decisive for this. His artfully created works not only impress with their love of detail, sophisticated composition and colour palette, but also skillfully and innovatively transform old masterly traditions into our future.


Remo Lienhard (*1989) experimented with brushes and spray cans at an early age and made a name for himself as Wes 21. Since graduating from the School of Design in Biel in 2010, he has devoted himself to contemporary art.

VERNISSAGE

 

Thursday, 10. Jan, 18h - 20h

 

GALLERY WEEKEND BERN

 

Saturday / Sunday, 12./13. Jan 2019
from 11h-17h

 

OPENING TIMES

 

Wednesday - Friday : 13.30 - 18h
Saturday: 10.30 - 17h

 

GALLERY


Galerie SOON
Münstergasse 62
3011 Bern

Switzerland



PIRATE FLEET x ARTIFACT / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / sculptures

PIRATE FLEET - ARTIFACT

WES 21

mixed media sculptures | 2019


CONTACT / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on wood

CONTACT

WES 21

acrylic, spray on wood | 140cm x 140cm | 2019


BREAKAWAY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on wood
BREAKAWAY / WES 21 / Wes21 / Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on wood

BREAKAWAY

WES 21

Acrylic, Spray on wood | 200cm x 100cm | 2018


FORCE / Wes21 /  Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on canvas

FORCE

WES 21

oil, acrylic, spray | 240cm x 140cm | 2018


GOVERNMIND / Wes21 /  Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on canvas

GOVERNMIND

WES 21

acrylic, spray | 160cm x 100cm | 2018


ATTRACTION / Wes21 /  Remo Lienhard / Schwarzmaler / painting on canvas

ATTRACTION

WES 21

Acrylic, Spray | 160cm x 120cm | 2018


HUNGRY

WES 21

24 Color Screen Print

 

MAIN EDITION OF 75

£ 195.00

SOLD OUT!

 

24 Color Screen Print

On 300 Gsm Somerset Satin Paper

Signed By The Artist

Edition Of 75

88cm x 64cm

2018

 

9 UNIQUE HAND FINISHED VARIANTS

 £ 395.00

SOLD OUT!

 

24 Color Screen Print

On 300 Gsm Somerset Satin Paper

Signed By The Artist

Hand Painted

1/1 Unique

88cm x 64cm

2018



"INVISION" Wes21 Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard painting on canvas

INVISION

 WES 21

Acrylic, Spray | 100cm x 80cm | 2018


"WWW" Wes21 Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard painting on canvas

WWW

 WES 21

Acrylic, Spray | 120cm x 80cm | 2018


"GOOD LUCK" Wes21 Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard painting on canvas

GOOD LUCK

 WES 21

Oil, Acrylic, Spray | 120cm x 80cm | 2018


"LAIKA" Wes21 Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard painting on canvas

LAIKA

 WES 21

Acrylic, Spray | 80cm x 100cm | 2018


"HELLO WORLD" Wes21 Schwarzmaler / Remo Lienhard painting on canvas

HELLO WORLD

 WES 21

Oil, Acrylic, Spray, 3D Relief | 100cm x 100cm | 2016