AM I YOUNG OR AM I OLD
DEC 17&18, 2021
OPEN 11 – 7PM
KARL, KIRCHGASSE 14
Continuing her exploration of clay and drawing, Yvonne Rogenmoser's uses clay's functional and decorative aspects as a storytelling device. Her illustrations take a perspective that is free from restrictive codes or registers. At first glance, the pieces are playful and casual. A closer inspection reveals contradictory configurations with elements blending mythology, symbolism, mass-market with everyday culture. Simultaneously, Rogenmoser turns ceramics on its head and questions the status of the medium itself. Her objects transform the ever-present flood of information into fearless allegories, providing a new viewpoint on our fragmentary perception.
Yvonne Rogenmoser (b 1977) is a designer and artist that uses drawing to articulate personal and societal themes. She graduated from the University of the Arts in Zurich (ZHdK) with a BA in Scientific Visualisation (2012). She has since created and illustrated numerous books, zines and designed textile pieces. In her artistic approach, she experiments with materiality and craftsmanship as carriers of narratives. Rogenmoser's points of departure are often thoughts, observations or impressions that are not graspable from the outset. Rogenmoser uses – as she describes – 'the inherent rhythm' of hand-building clay to let content and substance emerge.