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Beat Kuert Represented by

Beat Kuert Represented by
Eyemazing Susan is pleased to announce the representation of Swiss artist Beat Kuert

Beat Kuert (Zurich, 1946) is a film director and multimedia artist. He is recognized as a nonconformist author and is considered one of the most daring explorers of his generation. His work investigates human existential dilemmas through aesthetic experiences he devises as an artistic laboratory, drawing on various expressions and integrating different art forms. After a successful career as a film director, (Mulungu, Martha Dubronski, Deshima, etaa.) he devoted himself to the visual arts. Kuert’s images are often provocative and intended to create a sense of wonder in the viewer’s eyes. The impression he produces is intended as a way to seek the sublime in human emotions. For Kuert, the role of art is to be a door to the unconscious and it is the artist who, through the energy he infuses in his work, spurs others to look for what is wonderful outside everyday routine, returning all the inspiration he draws from the world. Kuert's photography derives imaginary from a variety sources including old manuscript, art performance, film and subvert common visual association by drawing attention to unlimited juxtapositions and obscured and fragmented images. Kuert creates photographs that appear digitally manipulated, but which in actuality are constructed through his technique. The artist's photographs reflect his statement that "all of [his] work is about two fundamental elements, that may be interpreted in multiple ways like “on and off”, “yes and no”, but also as “yin and yang”. It's working digitally, that it means creating with the binary language of 0 and 1." As a result, the underpinnings of Kuert’s work aredeeply-based and influenced by eastern philosophy. Kuert has photographed sites from around the world from the South America between China to the New York cityscape. Before his photography, the artist has produced 35mm films fiction, which have been included in both European film festivals, and several documentaries. Kuert has also exhibited his photography at international exhibitions such as the New Florence Biennale 2013 and Venice Art Biennale 2015. He presented his first performance with the artistic group dust&scratches, Donna Carnivora [Carnivorous Woman], in Venice at the Scoletta dei Battioro e Tiraoro in 2007. With particularly strong links to China, he has exhibited Destroyed Lines in Beijing (Yuanfen Flow and Imagine Gallery, 2010) and his Wunderkammer photographic series at the M&C Saatchi Gallery of Shanghai (2012). In 2013 he was invited to be a guest of honour at the IX New Florence Biennale with his first site-specific installation Et Sic in Infinitum. His work FaultLine /TimeLine was shown at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, a collateral event to the 56th Art Biennale 2015.

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