Winterthur, Switzerland

Reto Boller

Kunsthalle Winterthur

At a time when painting is being increasingly challenged by and filtered through other media, Reto Boller’s work brings color and form off the support and into the viewer’s space. Through both small-format works produced in the studio and wall paintings made on-site, Boller creates monochromatic organic forms whose tones, in reflecting the light, seep into the space they occupy. Hints of the world around are frequently intuited—landscapes, architectural elements, fluids, ’70s design, or the structure of the human body—but paramount to the artist is that the painterly situation he intuitively enters into has an inner logic.

The first room in the Kunsthalle was occupied by two works that on first sight had little in common, but on reflection played off one another. Klebefolie, Holz (Contact Paper, Wood), 2005, a large-format piece made of orange adhesive film, connected wall and floor, the

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