Felix Baudenbacher

Statement
 
"I was a figurative painter for ten years before embarking on my current journey towards the elementary - wouldn’t ever want to miss the invaluable lessons learnt from years of looking at things and struggling to make meaningful representations of them!"
Artist Website: http://www.fbaud.com
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Bio
As a species who has developed as much in response to light as ours and whose primary way of negotiating life is through vision, visual stimulus is one of the ways in which we can be deeply touched - I believe that to be as true in today’s world of image overload as it was 30 thousand years ago, when the rhythms of human life were much more closely aligned with the changing daylight than ours are today.

Though it took many years of searching, it eventually became clear to me that it is this elementary experience, the excitement and joy (and sometimes the horror) that can be found in looking and that connects to other layers of our being, that I’m most interested in examining.

After a decade of exploring the appearance of objects as a figurative painter, it dawned on me in 2013 that the observed and interpreted object was an unnecessary proxy and that my aims could be more successfully pursued by concentrating on the elementary - colour, shape, surface, light - in an abstract mode of expression. In doing so, I draw as much on the history of modern and contemporary art as I do on the insights, understanding and skills acquired in ten years of looking at objects and straining to make meaningful representations of them.

Light/time, architectural space and plaster are the newest expressive elements I’m exploring in my search for moments of visual excitement and wonder, which, when the art is successful, trigger an involuntary, near-physical response that makes one want to look at the work again and again and again - enriched by the experience every time anew.

My work has been shown internationally (London, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Basel, St.Gallen (Switzerland), Karlsruhe (Germany), Knokke (Belgium) and Vienna) in 45 exhibitions (of which 16 solo or two-person) since the year 2000 and is represented in private and public collections in the US, Europe and Australia.
Exhibitions
SOLO AND 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016
Licht und Farbe im Onkel - Zum Onkel, Basel, Switzerland

2016
into space - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2015
Anna & Argyle - Loyalkaspar, New York City, USA

2015
Felix Baudenbacher - Painting Measures - Galerie Van der Planken / ART + DEAL, Knokke, Belgium

2015
Oetlinger Buvette Art Container - Oetlinger Buvette, Basel, Switzerland - temporary public art installation on the bank of the Rhine in June / July 2015

2014
UND SOWIESO, 1733 - Weinlokal St.Gallen, Switzerland

2014
From Far Away Home - mitart, Basel, Switzerland (with Regula Baudenbacher)

2013
My London - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2013
Significant Insignificance - Galerie Lehner, Vienna, Austria

2012
still. - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2012
pas de deux - mitart, Basel, Switzerland (with Rahel Knöll)

2011
Bones, Bras and Feathers - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2010
A Private View - Still Lifes - Galerie Lehner, Vienna, Austria

2007
Fixing the Tent - Found Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2003
constantbaudenbacher (with Hervé Constant) - Gallery 5A, London, UK

2000
New Paintings and Drawings - Furneaux Stewart, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Summer Salon 2016, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK

2016
DAS ESSZIMMER goes Weltraum- Weltraum, Basel, Switzerland

2016
taking shape - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2016
Open cueB 2016- cueB Gallery, London, UK

2016
Art Karlsruhe - Germany (with Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp, Belgium)

2015/16
Licht und Schatten zwischen Verkörperung und Auflösung (Regionale 16) - M54 visarte Satellit Kunstraum Florenz, Basel, Switzerland

2015
Art Toronto 2015 - Canada (with Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp, Belgium)

2015
Let them eat steak - Cock 'n' bull Gallery, Mark Hix' Tramshed, London, UK

2015
Wir erben - wir Erben - Appenzell Ausserrhoden Kulturlandsgemeinde Heiden, Switzerland (with, among others, Ueli Alder, HR Fricker, Hans Schweizer, Karin Karinna Bühler, Christian Hörler & Martin Benz)

2015
First Open/LDN - Christie's South Kensington, London, UK

2015
Open cueB 2015 - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2015
winter notabene - mitart, Basel, Switzerland

2014
Open cueB 2014 - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2013
Discerning Eye 2013 - Mall Galleries, London, UK

2013
Open cueB 2013 - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2013
Lynn Painter- Stainers Prize 2013 - Mall Galleries, London, UK

2013
might be love - mitart, Basel, Switzerland

2012
Open cueB 2012 - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2011
Affordable Art Fair Autumn Collection - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2011
Entrée des Artistes - visarte Basel, Switzerland

2011
Open cueB 2011 - cueB Gallery, London, UK

2010
Venti Stelle - mitart, Basel, Switzerland

2010
Composing Lines - mitart, Basel, Switzerland (with Matthias Aeberli, Lydia Wilhelm & Alexander Krause)

2007
Barn exhibition - NGP & Associates, Los Angeles, USA

2004
Picturethisproductions, London, UK

2004
Mad, Painterly & Broke - Escape Art, London, UK

2003
Gilchrist-Fisher Prize for Landscape Painting - Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK

2003
Hunting Art Prizes - Royal College of Art, London, UK

2003
Studio Artists - Oils Studios, London, UK

2002
Degree Show - Central Saint Martins College of Art & DesignLondon, UK
Highlights