Acme Studios — Franziska Furter

Supporting Artists since 1972

Franziska Furter

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Franziska Furter’s practice spans two and three-dimensional making. In a process of copying, scanning and enlarging, two-dimensional drawings are developed from a wide range of references and found imagery. Shifting between organic/mineral structures and cosmic representation, three-dimensional drawings play with the duality of aggressive appearance and extreme fragility. Franziska’s works are often visualizations of the ‘invisible’, depicting movement, sound, imagined imagery and hallucinations. Through a reductive approach to material and colour, the works often juxtapose material density with visual subtlety and ephemerality.

Franziska has had solo exhibitions at Lichthaus, Kunstverein Arnsberg (2013), Les Halles, Porrentruy (2012), Towner, Eastbourne (2011) and has participated in numerous major group exhibitions, including Traît Papier, Palazzo, Liestal (2013), Parasite, Ozean, Berlin (2013), Reflections from Nature, Songeun artspace, Seoul (2012), Voici un dessin suisse, 1990-2010, Kunsthaus Aarau (2011), Drawn in, Travelling Gallery, Touring Bus, Scotland (2011).

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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