Discover the art of Alfons Bürgler: Paintings, sculptures and objects with guided tour in English.
We begin the evening at 18:45 with a short film that was done on the occasion of a retrospective in 2016, followed by an interview and Q+A with the artist and Susanne Widmer, founder of Global Art Source.
The art of Alfons Bürgler
How many artists from Central Switzerland do you know? Have you heard anything about Alfons Bürgler? With his „Baumfigurenkabinett” and his “Galeriehaus”, there are two Bürgler private museums in his home town of Steinen SZ, and only a few of his works of art can be seen in public or semi-public spaces. His name and his rich oeuvre are known only to a few people living in Zurich, mainly due to the fact that today the number of Swiss artists has reached an unmanageable size.
The charming Susanne Widmer with Alfons Bürgler
In 2018 Alfons Bürgler set up a permanent exhibition in Oerlikon at Tramstrasse 100, providing a representative overview of his work. His paintings and sculptures hang and stand in the passionately renovated rooms of a former bakery. The 84-year-old Alfons Bürgler loves movement and is filled with an unusually intense zest for life. He loves to dance and is on the move a lot. Dance has remained the main theme of his panel paintings to this day. Mostly there are dozens, sometimes hundreds of pairs, which he rows next to and among each other, painted with the brush or drawn with the end of the brush into the wet paint. His small and large three-dimensional tree figures, with which Alfons Bürgler has made a name for himself as a sculptor, are also in motion. He has cut them out of small trees and trees in hedges and at forest edges, where they should have been deforested or thinned anyway. Only an artist’s eye is capable of discovering figures in the multitude of branches. Alfons Bürgler had highly qualified bronze casters bring many of the often very fragile figures into a form that would last for centuries.
Join us on Thursday, 17 September 2020 at his gallery in Zurich-Oerlikon for an informative tour of his works with insight into what makes him view life and his art in such a bright and cheerful manner that is truly captivating.
Tramstrasse 100, 8050 Zurich-Oerlikon *a description on how to get there by public transport or where cars can be parked will be sent to the ladies that will sign up View on Google Maps
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