Artist Corner: David Renggli

Installation view Wentrup, Berlin, Germany, 2012

Installation view Wentrup, Berlin, Germany, 2012

I'm drawn to David Renggli's work for a lot of reasons. What initially caught my attention was his larger 2-dimensional pieces (for purely aesthetic reasons). They stood out not only for their scale and bold colors but they also had a multi-dimensional quality to them due to the fact that they were created using a reverse painting technique that involves painting behind glass using ink and anodized aluminum. He started working primarily as a sculptor but over time progressed into using many mediums to carry out his concepts. The deeper themes in his work range from observing the serious and humorous aspects of dealing with the mundane parts in life to social critique on the fashion industry. There are more in depth pieces written on his conceptual ideas behind the work but in this post I'm going to simply post pictures to give you an overall idea of his talent, his use of color, scale, 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional art. David was born in 1974 in Zurich, Switzerland. He lives and works in Zurich and Texas. 

I Love You (Penny Lane) 2015

I Love You (Penny Lane) 2015

I Love You (meanwhile blue), 2013

I Love You (meanwhile blue), 2013