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SWOX Exhibition

2021-04-24

By David Weber

The lobby bar of the Lausanne Palace is pleased to welcome, incollaboration with Murs Porteurs, three new works of art by a young Lausanne artist from the street art scene.

The end of the eighties in Switzerland was marked by the emergence of new cultures from the United States. Graffiti and skateboarding marked the beginning of David Weber's artistic quest. At the age of twelve, he learns to tag and a little later he signs his first graffiti, trying to give style to the letters of the alphabet.

His artist name, SWOX, was first used in 1997 in the urban environment in Switzerland, Europe and Australia.

Over the years, the letter, suggested or obvious, becomes the cornerstone of his work. In a post-graffiti movement, the medium moves from walls and trains to canvas. In an observation of the ideal form, of subtle reliefs and of fine plays of colors, the (re)interpretation of the letter allows to immerse oneself in a destructured geometry. Calligraphic abstraction, ideograms inverted to form, figurative beauty of letters becoming aerosol and acrylic landscapes, his academy is graffiti; his domain is the vision removed from the meaning of the letter geometry.

Pursuing his research around typography, architecture and calligraphy, he works with the typical media of street art (aerosol, marker) and large brushes, spatulas. He mainly uses acrylic paint.
One can thus read in his work an architectural object, a graphic form or a sculpture with an abstract character.

Works exhibited:

Bronks, 2017
Acrylic, spatula, aerosol on canvas
200 x 100 cm

The Villa, 2019
Acrylic, spatula, aerosol on canvas
200 x 100 cm

SWOON, 2017
Acrylic, spatula and aerosol on canvas
200 x 150 cm

From April 21, 2021
At the lobby Bar of the Lausanne Palace
Free entrance without registration

In collaboration with Murs Porteurs

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