Acme Studios — Markus Döbeli

Supporting Artists since 1972

Markus Döbeli

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Markus Döbeli is a Swiss painter, living and working in Lucerne. Markus’s practice is characterized by a singularity of vision which dates back to his student years during the 1980’s, first at the School for Art and Design in Lucerne, Switzerland and then at the State Art Academy, Düsseldorf from which he graduated in 1987.

Markus works primarily on very large canvases and constructs his paintings from multiple semi-transparent layers. These fields of colour have no contours or borders and even when they can be seen to give rise to forms these emerge suddenly and almost instantly disappear again giving his works an elusive but nevertheless arresting character.

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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