Martin Disler

- Selected Works
- Biography

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.
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- Exhibitions
  • 2019

    Martin Disler. Häutung und Tanz / Shedding of Skin and Dance - Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
    Martin Disler. Vergessene Rituale - Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
    Martin Disler. Museum of Desire» - Espace Nicolas Schilling, Neuchâtel
    Martin Disler. Die Umgebung der Liebe - Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

  • 2018

    Martin Disler (1949-1996). Rituali di carta 1981-1995 - MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona
    Martin Disler - Stadt und Schatten - Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

  • 2017

    Martin Disler. Des coups au cœur - Musées d’art et d’histoire de Genève
    Martin Disler. Malerei - Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
    Martin Disler. Opere su carta - Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milano

  • 2016

    Martin Disler / Buchmann Box - Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
    Martin Disler - Un Trittico - Buchmann Lugano, Lugano
    Martin Disler - Bilder vom Maler - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

  • 2014

    Martin Disler - Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
    Martin Disler - Malerei - BUCHMANN GALERIE, Berlin
    Martin Disler - Loredana Sperini Il cielo in una stanza - Freymond-Guth & Co., Zurich
    Martin Disler - Metamorfosi E L’Espressione Dell’Archetipo - CACT Centro d´Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona
    Martin Disler Alles Blut sammelt sich im Kopf... - Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich
    Martin Disler - Hilfiker Kunstprojekte, Lucerne

  • 2013

    The Weak Sex – How Art Pictures the New Male, 18 October 2013 – 9 February 2014, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    NEUNZEHNHUNDERTSIEBZIG, 23 February – 17 November 2013, Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
    Altenbourg im Dialog I - Martin Disler - Lindenau-Museum Altenburg, Altenburg

  • 2012

    Martin Disler - Galleria Opere Scelte, Turin
    Martin Disler - Kloster Schönthal Skulpturenpark, Langenbruck

  • 2011

    Collection Mezzezine Foundation for Art, 28 October 2011 – 26 February 2012, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
    XXX Thirty Years peter Blum Edition, 10 September – 22 October 2011, Peter Blum Gallery, Soho, New York, USA

  • 2010

    In the Realm of Drawing: Pictorial Worlds between Dream and Reality, 4 December 2010 – 25 April 2011, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

  • 2009

    Veronika and Peter Monauni Collection, 6 November 2009 – 21 February 2010, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
    Mixed Media On Paper, 30 June – 29 August 2009, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2008

    Im Zeichen Des Eros, 9 April – 31 May 2008, Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland

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