San Keller – Oben Ohne
"I never planned to start to draw again. For my wife's birthday, I drew her a card and then just continued. I like directness - to have a counterpart in the drawing, which surprises me again and again. It's basically a back-to-the-roots movement. The raw and the existential turnes me on. This is where I come from. I do not have a plan. Clever and smart, that was before. I look for emotionality, a visual pleasure, a conventional artistic practice. I do not want anything else, do not want to do it better, just with more feeling, pleasure and intention." San Keller
San Keller's participatory and ephemeral actions, as well as his poetic, humorous and utterly singular objects gained him an outstanding reputation not only in Switzerland, but also abroad. Ever since he entered the scene in the middle of the 1990s, appearing on Swiss Television, for example, sleeping on the floor during the news report, or his international appearances, at the Sharjah Biennale in 2005, amongst others, when he asked Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammed El-Qasimi whether he should hang on to the San star, the trademark of his works, or at Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt in 2008, when he and his friend Su Young Park answered an invitation to participate at the exhibition «Mathilda is Calling» by taking turns at pushing each other to Darmstadt in a cart – he has been producing a critical, conceptual and playful oeuvre that takes a very special approach to relating art and life.
19.5 x 25.5 cm
First Edition 2018