Daniele Buetti

1955 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Daniele Buetti is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Switzerland, like other prominent artists such as Daniel Lorenzi, Vanessa Safavi, Louise Ducatillon, Mai-Thu Perret, and Fabian Marti. Daniele Buetti was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Daniele Buetti's work is available on display in 4 galleries around the globe, such as in Austria, Belgium, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Daniele Buetti's work include Galerie Ernst Hilger in Vienna, Aeroplastics in Brussels, as well as Galerie Nicola von Senger in Zurich. Daniele Buetti's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Ernst Hilger in Vienna (16 October 2019 until 15 November 2019) with the exhibition Are You Talking To Me?. Daniele Buetti's work has also been exhibited during the ARE YOU TALKING TO ME exhibition at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt, Germany (29 November 2018 - 26 January 2019).

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the unravelling of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an vital hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. Prior to that, Switzerland had produced some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another major movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Key Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Daniele Buetti

Daniele Buetti was born in 1955 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to emerge as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Daniele Buetti

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