Tashi Brauen / Gian Losinger ‹Tomorrow’s Wind Blows Tomorrow›

For the first time, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner is showing works by the two artists Tashi Brauen (*1980) and Gian Losinger (*1996). Both grew up in Bern and went to school. Tashi Brauen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Basel University of Art and Design and lives and works in Zurich.

Gian Losinger completed an assistantship with Marco Grob in New York and studied art history in Bern. He is currently doing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on photography at HEAD in Geneva and lives in Lausanne.

Tashi Brauen originally comes from photography. In his early works, he photographs arranged paper objects that seem to float on a homogeneous ground. In the ongoing works, the artist deals directly with paper as a manufacturing material. The paper is treated with paint and some “injuries” are added to it, which manifest themselves as kinks, breaks or tears. It would be too easy to describe the works as paper works. They are much more paper paintings. In addition to the “crack paintings” collages can be seen. The starting point for this are pages from the DU Magazin. During the lockdown, Tashi Brauen started experimenting with the material available in his studio. Including mountains of DU magazines, which he has edited with color and adapted into his own works.

Gian Losinger chose photography as the medium for his works. His pictures can be read as everyday still lifes. They inscribe themselves in the history of the Vanitas pictures. They oscillate between beauty and sadness. The works challenge us to question our previous world view and to open ourselves to a different, playful way of looking at and dealing with our environment. It is often everyday things that fascinate the artist, because there is often a hidden quality in them. “I try to look at the world with open eyes and an open heart and capture this attempt in pictures.”

The poetic title of the exhibition ‹Tomorrow’s Wind Blows Tomorrow› comes from a poem by a Buddhist Zen monk. The two artists feel empowered by the statement to focus on what today will bring and excited about what tomorrow will bring.

Everything is ephemeral and everything is changing is a central component of both artistic works.