imagine, a painter has a Gallery show of his paintings for a few Hundred to even one Thousand francs will be sold. And he himself? Puts himself in front of this gallery and also offers their own works – for a Five-franc piece. Impossible? But so happened, in the ' 80s; the said gallery, the Kunstverein Frauenfeld, and the artist was? Hans (or, how he made his paintings sometimes jokingly signed: "Pygasso") Krüsi.
Yes, a kind of Picasso, he was already, this Krüsi, warm the 1920's as a child born out of wedlock to (little heart) foster parents and then to the orphanage in the non-Rhodian memory came later, due to poor education is not the dreamed-of gardener teaching could make, but as a servant and gardener's assistant had, he started as a florist independently.
Paint "from chat"
for 32 years, from 1948 to 1981, a Fine drove of Krüsi by train from St. Gallen to Zürich, every day, no matter what the weather, to self-picked Alpine roses and wholesale flowers to offer to the Bahnhofstrasse, mostly in front of the venerable men's fashion business-Kaller (where today, the Diesel Store in it).
in the mid-70s he began to draw and to paint, "from chat", as he himself said. He paints what he has at Hand – cardboard boxes, napkins, empty milk packs, and what he likes: birds, cats, lots of cows, plants, such as Ferns, which he used as a stamp or as a stencil.
"pigeons image", mid-seventies, 25 x 35 cm, acrylic / felt-tip pen on SW-copy. Image: : Suns Works / private collection
An aesthetic concept he has, let alone a Vision; he pröbelt just rum with Subjects, colors, shapes, and as he realizes that his postcards with the Tierli sell it quite well, is from the "Bluememannli" long an artist has become. A somewhere in the triangle between the Appenzell folklore, fairy tales, book, and Art brut, or, why not: a "Pygasso".
a quarter of A million in the savings trump
of Course, he is absorbed by the art market (super curator H. U. Obrist says, his encounter as a 11-Year-old on the Bahnhofstrasse with the flower-Krüsi was his first contact with art). But swallow it he did, as the anecdote shows. To See he came nevertheless, and to money: a quarter of A million he should have in the piggy Bank when he died in 1995 of a broken lung.
As he had bequeathed his estate of about 4000 images already in the Thurgau art Museum, because he felt that mans says there are serious. Exhibitions there since some, even TV reports. No wonder This art is so heart-warming authentic as your grumpy creators fascinating.
Hans Krüsi – Collage with birds, approx. mid-Seventies, 29 x 42 cm, Collage on paper. Image: : Suns Works / private collection
anyone Who wants to understand Krüsi better, can't listen to on Youtube, his sound experiments, where pigeons gegurre, peal and co. to laugh! – the best meditation music together. Or to Seefeld pilgrims, where curator Lorenzo Bernet has now worn for the opening exhibition of his new art space part is never Shown by Krüsi from private collections.
Beautiful contemplative in the midst of all the Christmas-ADHD is to visit only after consultation and the opening for an exhibition program, as Bernet, is based "more on astronomical cycles as the art year". Could be interesting. Hans Krüsi would you have liked it in any case, we think.
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Created: 05.12.2019, 14:36 PM