Marius Lüscher | New Shapes

In his first exhibition with Livie Gallery, Marius Lüscher shows the latest development of his continuously evolving abstract paintings. These new works on canvas and paper oscillate between gestural expressive painting and a meticulous and calculated pictorial structure. Our exhibition follows an artist residency by Lüscher in New York made possible by the Pollock-Krasner Grant.

"New Shapes", as in new forms, gestalt, constructions and figures. They are certainly new as they were recently painted by Marius Lüscher, but he associates more than that with them. In his work he is concerned with the development of novel forms, as spontaneously as thoughtfully. Indeed, Lüscher's painting is organized in such a way that it is characterized less by surprise than by the reflected development of a thoroughly painterly expression. While until a few years ago, Lüscher placed a larger number of elements next to and on top of each other, over time he reduced these, clarified what was happening, and arrived at strong, concentrated pictorial statements.

Read the full exhibition text by Dieter Schwarz here.

Marius Lüscher (*1974 Zurich, lives and works in Bern, Switzerland) works in the media of photography, painting and printmaking. An extended stay in Los Angeles from 2014 and 2017 and a residency in Brooklyn, New York in the summer/fall of 2022, made possible by the Pollock-Krasner Grant, have left a lasting mark on Lüscher’s work. In the summer of 2022, the Musée LaM in Lille, France, dedicated a solo presentation to Marius Lüscher’s work, titled Under the Sun. Other recent solo shows included in 2021 at Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, and at AFF Space in Bern. Marius Lüscher’s works were part of numerous group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern, Centre Pasquart Biel, Kunsthaus Langenthal as well as the Kunsthaus Aarau.