Yves Netzhammer: Convex Thoughts

Ausstellung 21. Juni bis 25. August 2023
Vernissage: Dienstag, 20. Juni 2023, 18–21 Uhr
@ Espace DIAPHANES Zürich


Since early in his career the Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer has used digital drawings as the basis of his work, which oscillates between sculpture and the moving image. Lines drawn into a space in abeyance visualize his figurative thought and beguile the viewer into bizarre, comical and eerie associations. Netzhammer’s refined and precise pictorial rhetoric plays a subtle game that permits the viewer a variety of interpretations and continually evades the deceptive moment of unambiguity. This results in images in which complexity and levity, formal strictness or conceptual proliferation come to the fore depending on one’s point of view.


Convex Thoughts is a bibliographical space that complements its predecessor, Concave Thoughts, and like it is a vade mecum for dreamers and musers, an endless storyboard from an art at the highs and lows of its time.



Espace DIAPHANES Zürich
Löwenbräukunst, Ebene A
Limmatstrasse 270



Montag – Freitag 8 – 20h
Samstag / Sonntag 10 – 18h

Yves Netzhammer

Yves Netzhammer

lebt und arbeitet in Zürich. In seinen Arbeiten verschränkt er die Raum- und Zeitmedien, Bewegtbild und Text, Animation und Skulptur, Installation und Zeichnung. 2007 gestaltete er den Schweizer Pavillon auf der Biennale in Venedig. Ausstellungen (Auswahl): MONA, Tasmanien; Kunstmuseum Bern; Palazzo Strozzi, Florenz; Kunsthalle Winterthur; SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA; Kiew Biennale, Ukraine; FOSUN Foundation Shanghai; Kunstverein Frankfurt.