“Memory of a festive event”#02. Ed. of 7

From $ 750.00

Alexander Bühler dedicates the “Memory of a festive event” edition to remembrance. Inspired by a flower bouquet received by his mother on her 80’s birthday, Bühler focuses on the ephemeral and transitory appearance of life. But instead of mourning the past, he celebrates the present and encapsulates the memory in his art. And what better subject to document the temporal dimension of life than flowers?

This edition is Alexander Bühler’s way of showing his appreciation and esteem for the people he loves. And although the artist uses dried flowers with faded colours, the memory of a moment, of a person, and of a profound relationship are kept alive through his artworks.

“My work is about the beauty of remembering, celebration, and esteem of the people around you. In my case, these flowers that were given to my mother on her 80’s birthday. As with all life, nothing is eternal, rather transitory, and what once blossomed starts to fade away. What is left is a memory, and it is precisely what we can store as a reminder of the persons and people we so dearly love.”

As with all his works, Bühler uses unexpected techniques and mediums to bring to life his artistic vision. His works are abstract and profound, inviting the viewer to mediation and inner exploration. Bühler’s prints are as much about him as they are about the viewer.

For this edition, he used his mother’s dried flowers to create arrangements and photocopying to transfer them on paper. As if this wasn’t enough to capture the essence of the feeling, the artist used the copier to overlap multiple images. Signs of photocopying and the shifts produced by the multiplication of photocopies are still present in the prints. The artist’s dedication and attention to detail break through from every pixel.

“Information is lost, information is overwritten, birth and death are natural cycles of the world we are living in.”

 

NFT Edition on the Tezos low carbon blockchain.
This edition is a new beginning in other ways as well. It will be linked to a series of NFTs that Alexander Bühler will produce in parallel with the blockchain Tezos. The artist will create another 13 NFTs from photocopies of the same event used to make this edition.

One will be an NFT of 54 copies reserved only for collectors of the blackprint edition. The NFT collection is available on the Tezos NFT markeplace – Objkt.com –

 

Artist: Alexander Bühler
Title: “Memory of a festive event” #02
Year: December 2021
Country: Switzerland

Size Paper: 33 × 48 cm
Medium: Piezography® Pro on Awagami Bizan handmade washi.

Distance magnetic frame: 35 × 50 cm
Material: Aluminium Silver matt | profile 9/27
Distance: 10 mm, white
Glass: Anti-reflective museum art glass

First edition of 7 + 2AP + 9 NFT, Zürich
Each print is bound with a NFT

Numbered, signed by the artist and provided with a Verisart Certificate of Authenticity

 

Alexander Bühler is a Swiss artist, with a painting degree from Chelsea College of Fine Arts, London. After leaving college he has been traveling extensively in Asian, Europe and later in Latin America. The travels and adaption processes involved, have continuously challenge his artistic practice, to explore new techincs and forms to relize and produce his ideas. During the CCA-Kitakyushu residency in Japan, he create a unique video installation called “A moment of truth” (2010), for the solo show “Archetypes and Line” in London at Studio 1.1, one hundred small paintings where shown, hung onto 3 color fields painted onto the exhibition walls. Alexander’s work is very much a meditative process, an internal enquiry which nevertheless takes his encounter with the outside world as its starting point. In trying to understand, bumping into the physical world, as it were, he gradually becomes aware of cognitive processes which then evolve within the making of the work itself.

Alexander Bühler (*1977 / Switzerland)
Lives and works in Zürich and Mexico

www.alexanderbuhler.com

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Alexan­der Büh­ler ded­i­cates the “Mem­o­ry of a fes­tive event” edi­tion to remem­brance. Inspired by a flower bou­quet received by his moth­er on her 80’s birth­day, Büh­ler focus­es on the ephemer­al and tran­si­to­ry appear­ance of life. But instead of mourn­ing the past, he cel­e­brates the present and encap­su­lates the mem­o­ry in his art. And what bet­ter sub­ject to doc­u­ment the tem­po­ral dimen­sion of life than flowers?

This edi­tion is Alexan­der Bühler’s way of show­ing his appre­ci­a­tion and esteem for the peo­ple he loves. And although the artist uses dried flow­ers with fad­ed colours, the mem­o­ry of a moment, of a per­son, and of a pro­found rela­tion­ship are kept alive through his artworks.

My work is about the beau­ty of remem­ber­ing, cel­e­bra­tion, and esteem of the peo­ple around you. In my case, these flow­ers that were giv­en to my moth­er on her 80’s birth­day. As with all life, noth­ing is eter­nal, rather tran­si­to­ry, and what once blos­somed starts to fade away. What is left is a mem­o­ry, and it is pre­cise­ly what we can store as a reminder of the per­sons and peo­ple we so dear­ly love.”

As with all his works, Büh­ler uses unex­pect­ed tech­niques and medi­ums to bring to life his artis­tic vision. His works are abstract and pro­found, invit­ing the view­er to medi­a­tion and inner explo­ration. Bühler’s prints are as much about him as they are about the viewer.

For this edi­tion, he used his mother’s dried flow­ers to cre­ate arrange­ments and pho­to­copy­ing to trans­fer them on paper. As if this wasn’t enough to cap­ture the essence of the feel­ing, the artist used the copi­er to over­lap mul­ti­ple images. Signs of pho­to­copy­ing and the shifts pro­duced by the mul­ti­pli­ca­tion of pho­to­copies are still present in the prints. The artist’s ded­i­ca­tion and atten­tion to detail break through from every pixel.

Infor­ma­tion is lost, infor­ma­tion is over­writ­ten, birth and death are nat­ur­al cycles of the world we are liv­ing in.”

 

Non Fun­gi­ble Token on the low car­bon blockchain Tezos
This edi­tion is a new begin­ning in oth­er ways as well. It will be linked to a series of NFTs that Alexan­der Büh­ler will pro­duce in par­al­lel with the blockchain Tezos. The artist will cre­ate anoth­er 12 NFTs from pho­to­copies of the same event used to make this print­ed editions.

10 will be 11 NFTs, one will be an NFT of 25 copies, and one will be an NFT of 54 copies that will be offered only to the buy­ers of the print­ed edition.

 

Artist: Alexan­der Bühler
Title: “Mem­o­ry of a fes­tive event” #02
Year: Decem­ber 2021
Coun­try: Switzerland

Size Paper: 33 × 48 cm
Medi­um: Piezog­ra­phy® Pro on Awaga­mi Bizan hand­made washi.

Dis­tance mag­net­ic frame: 35 × 50 cm
Mate­r­i­al: Alu­mini­um Sil­ver matt | pro­file 927
Dis­tance: 10 mm, white
Glass: Anti-reflec­tive muse­um art glass

First edi­tion of 7 + 2AP + 9 NFT, Zürich
Each print is bound with a unique NFT

Num­bered, signed by the artist and pro­vid­ed with a Veris­art Cer­tifi­cate of Authenticity

 

Alexan­der Büh­ler is a Swiss artist, with a paint­ing degree from Chelsea Col­lege of Fine Arts, Lon­don. After leav­ing col­lege he has been trav­el­ing exten­sive­ly in Asian, Europe and lat­er in Latin Amer­i­ca. The trav­els and adap­tion process­es involved, have con­tin­u­ous­ly chal­lenge his artis­tic prac­tice, to explore new tech­incs and forms to relize and pro­duce his ideas. Dur­ing the CCA-Kitakyushu res­i­den­cy in Japan, he cre­ate a unique video instal­la­tion called “A moment of truth” (2010), for the solo show “Arche­types and Line” in Lon­don at Stu­dio 1.1, one hun­dred small paint­ings where shown, hung onto 3 col­or fields paint­ed onto the exhi­bi­tion walls. Alexander’s work is very much a med­i­ta­tive process, an inter­nal enquiry which nev­er­the­less takes his encounter with the out­side world as its start­ing point. In try­ing to under­stand, bump­ing into the phys­i­cal world, as it were, he grad­u­al­ly becomes aware of cog­ni­tive process­es which then evolve with­in the mak­ing of the work itself.

Alexan­der Büh­ler (*1977 / Switzerland)
Lives and works in Zürich and Mexico

www.alexanderbuhler.com

Weight 5000 g
Dimensions 61 × 3 × 81 cm
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