Cécile Wick. Colored Waters
Drawings and Photographs
In this volume, Cécile Wick’s watercolors, ink drawings, inkjet prints, and photographs are presented in series, putting media and motifs in dialogue.
1st edition, 2011
Paperback with original lithograph as dust jacket
184 pages, 124 color and 75 b/w illustrations
23 x 29.5 cm
“One should not be deceived by the impression of calm and timelessness that Cécile Wick’s pictures mediate at first glance. Upon closer examination of the surfaces, their materiality, texture, and color, a restless self-will becomes apparent; an unease with regard to the media used and the thereby predetermined possibilities. It spurs this work on.”—Martin Jaeggi
Born in 1954 in Switzerland, Cécile Wick studied art history, literature, and theater at the Universities of Zurich and Paris before turning to her own art. Her work, oscillating between photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking, is one of the most important oeuvres in contemporary Swiss art. Solo exhibitions in various galleries and a large retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern have recently showcased her prints and etchings to great acclaim.
Cécile Wick. Colored Waters offers readers the first glimpse of the artist’s more recent photographs and, in particular, drawings. Watercolors, ink drawings, inkjet prints, and photographs are presented in series, putting media and motifs in a dialogue and revealing new aspects of Wick’s work. Around 160 color reproductions of artworks are complemented with essays by Martin Jaeggi and Nadine Olonetzky on subjects such as light, nature, and rhythm in Wick’s oeuvre.