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Swiss artists

For a small country, Switzerland has produced many talented artists known throughout the world and who have truly marked the history of art. Here are a few of them ...

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, was a Swiss artist who belonged to the Dada movement, an intellectual, literary and artistic movement that was created in Zurich around 1916 and aimed to challenge ideological, aesthetic and political conventions. Meret Oppenhiemer worked in the context of the Surrealist movement, creating many surrealist objects, including Le Déjeuner en Fourrure, a cup, saucer and a spoon covered with fur. There is also Alberto Giacometti, an important sculptor of the 20th century known for his elongated cast bronze figures. In 2010, his work The Man Who Walks I (1960) becomes the most expensive sculpture in the world when it was sold for $ 92.5 million by Sotheby's. Jean Tinguely is also a sculptor but he approaches the medium very differently. The artist's main interest was the relationship between art and mechanics, which lead him to create artworks animated by motors. Tinguely creates sculptures that can draw by themselves, which he calls the Meta-Matics.

Today the contemporary Swiss art scene is just as interesting as it was in the past. Indeed, to emphasise the importance of the growing contemporary art scene in Switzerland, Art Paris Art Fair has elected the country as the "guest of honour" for its 2018 edition.

On Artsper you'll find many contemporary Swiss artists. There is the famous Mr. Chat, dreamed up by the artist Thoma Vuille. It is the all too recognisable smiling yellow cat which first appeared first on inaccessible walls in French city but can now be found on canvas and even in the form of sculptures. You'll also discover Roman Signer, who works in various mediums, but who became best known for his performances with an often a humorous tone that he captures through video or photography. In this selection you'll find many more Swiss contemporary artists that you absolutely need to know!

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M.Chat

Switzerland

Gina Vor

Switzerland

Angelo Garbo

Switzerland

Peter Wüthrich

Switzerland

Joëlle Cabanne

Switzerland

Melinda Infante

Switzerland

Gilbert Pauli

Switzerland

Marion Duschletta

Switzerland

Alexandre Rochat

Switzerland

Henry Meylan

Switzerland

Giuliano Amedeo Tosi

Switzerland

René Guinand

Switzerland

Daniel Göttin

Switzerland

Gabriele Fettolini

Switzerland

Jean Krillé

Switzerland

Rémy Badan

Switzerland

Claude Sauthier

Switzerland

Charles Weber

Switzerland

Rachel Kah

Switzerland

Ludimilla Moshek

Switzerland

Benjamin II Vautier

Switzerland

Jean Tinguely

Switzerland

Ellis Zbinden

Switzerland

Marcus Egli

Switzerland

Jacques Meystre

Switzerland

Edith Konrad

Switzerland

Cinzia Hochstrasser

Switzerland

Jean Jacques Boimond

Switzerland

Joël Circhansky

Switzerland

Sylvie Fleury

Switzerland

Alberto Giacometti

Switzerland

Denis Jutzeler

Switzerland

Roger Humbert

Switzerland

Julien Dinou

Switzerland

Mauren Brodbeck

Switzerland

Franz Roth

Switzerland

Xavier Albert Fiala

Switzerland

Shem

Switzerland

Sergio Cecchi

Switzerland

Isaac Charles Goetz

Switzerland

Christine Seiterle

Switzerland

Christophe Hohler

Switzerland

David Renggli

Switzerland

Paul Mathey

Switzerland

Gabriele Scanziani

Switzerland

Georgik

Switzerland

Heidi Schmelzer

Switzerland

Urs Fischer

Switzerland

Palmi Marzaroli

Switzerland

Olaf Breuning

Switzerland

Bruno Bisang

Switzerland

Verena Loewensberg

Switzerland

Gautier Caille

Switzerland

Pierre-Alain Michel

Switzerland

Jayboost

Switzerland

Innyang Low

Switzerland

Nathalie Gradeler

Switzerland

Henri Fehr

Switzerland

Jan K

Switzerland

Jürg Kreienbühl

Switzerland