Markus Raetz



Imaginative configurations in the medium of drawing


ISBN: 9783775733854 Category:


Markus Raetz (*1941 in B├╝ren an der Aare) is one of the best-known Swiss artists of his generation. Besides an immense number of drawings, his oeuvre includes three-dimensional works. Although Raetz spends long periods of time minutely planning his sculptures, installations, and kinetic objects, his drawings are spontaneous and executed quickly, one after the other. For him, drawing means thinking with a pencil in his hand-at least that is one way to describe his work with brushes, finger paints, and pencil on paper. It is not the subject that is of main concern to him but the process of visual perception. This is the first publication to present a selection of works from the over fifteen thousand drawings in the artist’s studio, providing a look at his sketchbooks, which are filled to bursting, as well as an animated cartoon and thus manifesting the extraordinary variety of techniques and motifs of Raetz’s graphic oeuvre. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3384-7) Exhibition schedule: Kunstmuseum Basel, October 20, 2012-February 17, 2013

Additional information

Weight 1274 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 28.1 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 30 December 2012
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Kunstmuseum Basel, Text by Anita Haldemann, Toni Hildebrandt, Stephan Kunz, and Didier Semin
Dimensions 21.6 x 28.1 cm
Weight 1274 g