Newsletter 4

© Christoph Haerle, lacquered wood, diameter 40 cm, currently in the gallery

And then this sensuality

A special time, a special situation


Dear friends of the gallery, ladies and gentlemen

Admittedly, I have always had an ambivalent relationship to concrete art. There are some works that have inspired me for a long time. Max Bill's walk-in pavilion sculpture on Bahnhofstrasse with its fictional rooms is such an example. Other works less. Chaos has always been closer to me than order. To put it a little strikingly, a masterly expressive Varlin oil painting, peppered with human inadequacies, is closer to me than a "Protestantly clean", highly precise,  cool representation of geometric shapes and colours by Lohse or Bill.

But then Christoph Haerle came and showed me the sensuality in his "geometric" works.

We have known each other for a long time, and he was a person of respect for me from the first moment. He is a passionate chain smoker, espresso and white wine drinker, artist and architect. His knowledge in and about art is immense. A time-critical spirit, full of passion, who knows how to give the geometric shapes sensuality and vulnerability. Christoph Haerle is an artist who thinks big and creates great things. Whether in his nail polish miniatures, which sometimes seem like finger exercises, in the soft, colored wooden sculptures that you want to touch and caress again and again, or in his large works, such as the fountain "Ganymeds sister" on General-Guisan-Quai in Zurich or his over 50 meters long colored concrete wall, which was built in 2018-19 for the new community hospital in Solothurn. So far, Christoph has realized over thirty works of art in public space throughout Switzerland.

And ... he successfully runs an architecture office with his life partner Sabina Hubacher. He is one of the co-founders of the Kunsthalle Zürich and has been looking after Florin Granwehr's legacy for several months. All this with radical passion, creativity and thoroughgoingness, which is expressed in all of his works, and which is unfortunately found far too rarely in the oh so glamorous art world.


Stephan Witschi


The gallery is open every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m.

On June 20th from 1 p.m. Soft Opening with Sandra Knecht.

More detailed information will follow.




Als ausgebildeter wissenschaftlicher Zeichner fertigte Marcel Reuschmann (geb. 1941) zahlreiche Aquarelle und Zeichnungen an, die ausdrücklich dem Zweck der Dokumentation dienten und die wichtige Grundlagen für Studien und Forschungen bildeten. Was allerdings kaum jemand weiss, Reuschmann zeichnete auch in seiner Freizeit und er tut es noch. Losgelöst von naturalistischer Sachlichkeit bezeugen seine bisher unveröffentlichten Arbeiten einen künstlerischen Ansatz, der im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung steht.

Herausgeberin: Susanne Werth

Texte: Ute Christiane Hoefert

Edition Stephan Witschi, Zürich 2019


ISBN 978-3-906191-09-6

Preis : CHF 58.00