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Olivier Furter

1962
Zurich, Switzerland

23 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Zurich, Switzerland

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Works by Olivier Furter

Zimmer I / Room I

2018

100 x 70 x 0.1cm

Walking Through an Imaginary Landscape

2021

20 x 20 x 0.1cm

500,00 €

Speed of Nature

2022

60 x 60 x 2cm

1500,00 €

Runway I

2020

50 x 63 x 0.1cm

Remembering I

2020

70 x 100 x 0.1cm

Red Mountain

2021

76 x 56 x 0.1cm

Untitled

2020

92 x 73 x 2cm

1800,00 €

Nightfall SF

2019

92 x 73 x 2cm

1500,00 €

Mensch III

2018

70 x 100 x 0.1cm

Leaving SF III

2019

100 x 70 x 0.1cm

Landscape II

2021

20 x 20 x 0.2cm

300,00 €

Île-de-France IV

2021

100 x 70 x 0.1cm

Île-de-France III

2021

80 x 60 x 2cm

1600,00 €

Gertrüde

2020

73 x 92 x 2cm

1800,00 €

Face II

2021

80 x 60 x 0.1cm

Berry I

2021

100 x 70 x 0.1cm

After the Rain III

2022

60 x 60 x 2cm

950,00 €

After the Rain II

2022

60 x 60 x 2cm

950,00 €

After the Rain I

2022

40 x 40 x 2cm

800,00 €

Olivier Furter is a Swiss artist born in 1962 who lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. Olivier Furter surrounds himself with images. We discover them stuck on the wall, placed on a table, leaning up against a shelf in a temporary arrangement. Random images, personal photos, bits and pieces of paper. Something – often almost nothing – might trigger his imagination – might lead to a painting. Or perhaps the unexpected may do the trick. If he enlarges an image, other visual surprises may well occur. A collection of indefinite and colorful traces, a treasure trove. A small cat, adopted from an animal rescue shelter, lounges in its chair outside the studio door. There’s more than meets the eye. Indeed, what we see may well be an absence. Eyes usually make the face, yet in Olivier Furter's painting of an enlarged face, the nostrils are the focal point. Out of focus, the eyes don’t appear, so to speak. What remains is ‘the absence of’… – inviting us to seek other meanings in the painting. Likewise, in many of his painted landscapes, "the cloud is the star" and "a cloud moves so fast," says Oliver.  The focus in these paintings shifts to these new stars and their strange splendor captures our attention. Or the obviously stuffed creature the painter shows us in its snow and night setting! Surely, ‘in the absence of…’ reminds us of another creature? And so it’s Olivier Furter's paintings that strangely transform nature and shift the senses.