Martin Disler was a Swiss painter, drawer, sculptor and poet. Born into a family of farmers and gardeners, in 1968 is expelled from school for disciplinary reasons: with some companions he had occupied the Art Institute where he studied. He emigrated to West Germany where he joined the group "Neue Wilde" (practicing a new expressionist style that will take more and more importance in northern Europe). In the years between 1970 and 1980 he worked as an artist in many cities in the United States and Europe. He exhibited with artists such as Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Mimmo Paladino, AR Penck, Markus Lüpertz, Gian Ruggero Manzoni, Georg Baselitz.
His art is characterized by a frenetic brushwork, primitive, instinctive, at times similar to the childish scribbles. His works, in fact, express and voluntary movement in jeopardy of space and time. In 1982 a cycle of works exhibited in Documenta VII in Kassel. In Italy he opened an exhibition during the work of the Venice Biennale in 1984. A couple of years after the Kunstmuseum in Basel presents an important solo show. He wins the prize "Bremer Kunstpreis" (1985), Preis für junge Schweizer Kunst der Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft (1987) and "des Kantons Solothurn Kunstpreis" (1988). He was married with two renowned artists: Agnes Barmettler and Irene Gründel. He died prematurely in Geneva in 1996.
(From Wikipedia: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Disler )