Van Gall, Marc

  • “Brake Free” Oil on canvas, 39.5 x 31.5 inches, Signed lower right | At certain times, circumstances create conditions where the only way out of the present situation is to jump into the unknown.
  • “Escape From The Ordinary” Oil on canvas, 39.5 x 31.5 inches, Signed lower right | Monotony of the everyday situation sometimes leads to unexpected actions, without any concern for the possible consequences.
  • “Full Speed Ahead” Oil on canvas, 31.5 x 39.5 inches, Signed lower right | Life goals, depending on how far in the future they are set, require a certain speed of action. On the other hand, this speed causes hasty decisions during these actions. The entire process, with time, acquires a certain black and white character.
  • “Game Won” Oil on canvas, 31.5 x 39.5 inches, Signed lower right | The beauty of the victory is that it often opens new, bright horizons. Sometimes, despite the great satisfaction that this victory brings to the winner, a small shadow of loneliness is ever present.

Swiss Contemporary

For as long as we humans have been around, the convictions we follow and the descriptions of all things around us have been produced by certain people, only to  be overturned and presented in a different light tomorrow by somebody else.

The illusion, free will and change is ever present on the world scene and these notions always play the same game and eventually return to their original form.

Many different shades hide behind these notions. This gives me, as an observer, a new challenge to make them visible, using colors and canvas. Limitless freedom of visual expression, description of things, which up until this point have not been discussed or described in this way, arises from a simple way of thinking about the facts, regarding the current state of the world.

My task at hand is to make these thoughts visible, to transform them and make them universally understandable, to take all the components and combine them on the surface area of the canvas or paper, to position the elements in a precise chronological order and allow for logical interpretation of events. When all this is accomplished, and the art piece created presents a clear and concise answer for the state of things at that particular moment, then my task takes on a form of a job well done.

Endless number of colors and forms allow me to invisibly change the reality and make it flow into a new starting point, thus making it possible for the observer to create their own interpretation of what they see.  And so… the poetry of life goes on…

Exhibitions

• Landers Gallery, Zug, Switzerland, 1980
• Ehrensperger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 1981
• Halper Gallery, Aarau, Switzerland, 1984
• Lake Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 1986
• International Art Expo, Salzburg, Austria, 1994
• International Art Expo, San Francisco, USA, 2000
• International Art Expo, New York, USA, 2001
• Bank Leumi Le Israel, Zurich, Switzerland, 2002 – 2007
• Macelleria d‘ Arte, St. Gallen, Switzerland,  2008
• Artists Private Gallery, Ascona, Switzerland, 2011 – Present

Private Collections

• Switzerland
• Austria
• Principality of Liechtenstein
• Cyprus
• USA

Professional Experience

• Owner, Artists Private Gallery, Ascona, Switzerland, 2011 – Present
• Owner, Graphic and Design Professional Ltd. Advertising Agency, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1992 – 2010
• Art Director, Weber Advertising Agency, Aaarau, Switzerland, 1986 – 1992
• Graphic Designer, Bodum, Luzern, Switzerland, 1980 – 1986
• Freelance Artist, London, UK, 1978 – 1980

Education

• Academy of Applied Arts with emphasis on industrial design, graphic design, interior design and art, Belgrade, Serbia, 1973 – 1977

Links

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