Armani Hotel Dubai, located in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in co-operation with Swiss Art Gate UAE, presents “The Rhythm of Earth – Passage” an art exhibition with works by Swiss artist, Jean-Marc Schwaller. The opening of the art exhibition will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 7 – 9 pm at Armani/Ristorante, the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant, together with the Swiss artist and in the presence of H.E. Walter Deplazes, Consul General of Switzerland.
Jean-Marc Schwaller’s exhibition of monumental oil paintings at Armani Hotel Dubai, follows the recent display in the Broadway Gallery New York. His paintings appear to be hewn and then smoothed as if with a knife but without the density of the material ever diminishing the translucency of his light. While for many the smaller pieces may prove to be ‘easier’ than the spaces of the larger paintings – and the artist does exhibit a series of smaller watercolours – he is at ease with himself when he can give unbridled rein to the freedom and the poetic spirit within him.
J-Marc Schwaller’s work finds its predecessors in the work of Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Much like these modern masters, his motifs explore the compositional potential of colour and form on the human psyche. J-Marc’s work is bold and vivacious. He employs a gestural mark against saturated colour fields, creating a luminous intensity that pulsates in front of the viewer. Using thin, seamless glazes contrasted with thick impastoed marks, his work stands out among his contemporaries.