Stéphane DAFFLON
"Something More Abstract"

Stéphane Dafflon is part of a young generation of Swiss artists who have achieved a delicate balance in their artwork of representing a local cultural past inside the global future. Dafflon creates wall paintings, paintings and installations that meld isolated elements of design, architecture and art into oddly universal forms. These dislodged images become free-floating signifiers not just of the universalized building forms found around the world, but also of the process of globalization that has existed for millennia. (...)
Dafflon's installations are not environments for socializing or dancing; rather, his spaces are constructions bound by the categories of architecture and decoration, masculine and feminine, auto-euphoria and narcotics, hyper-reality and artificiality. The spaces function as places built to expose, destabilize, and disrupt the boundaries of what youth culture is by surveying the complex interconnections between humans and space, between the animate and inanimate.
Peter Doroshenko in "Vitamin P, New Perspectives in Paintings",
Phaidon, London 2002

From right to left :
AST037, 2003 acryl on canvas, 250 x 250 cm
AST036, 2003 acryl on canvas, 250 x 400 cm
AST037, 2003 acryl on canvas, 250 x 200 cm
Center :
Silent Gliss 1056, 2004 Sétacryl, métal, dimensions variable

January 10 – February 28, 2004 – Thuesday - Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm