Barbara Davi – Train of Thought
An artistic play with space and plane
1st edition, 2017
Text English and German
160 pages, 87 color and 21 b/w illustrations
22.5 x 30 cm
In cooperation with Kunstmuseum Luzern
Swiss artist Barbara Davi, born 1971, primarily works with the media installation and photo-collage. Following her artistic education at Zurich’s School of Art and Design (today Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK) and Lucerne School of Art, Davi has developed her original style, working in three-dimensional space as well as on two-dimensional surfaces, using architectural and geometric shapes and elements. Using wooden slats or a table, lines or a circular shape, light beams or a shadow, Davi’s creates quasi-drawings in space and photo-collages of a magical, almost three-dimensional depth. Her motifs emerge from a sequence of deliberations, from her “train of thought”.
This first monograph on Barbara Davi features her striking work from the past ten years. Around 100 plates in color and black-and-white are complemented by essays on Davi’s way of working in her preferred media.