Born and raised in the east of Switzerland, since his studies of Industrial Design he has been anchored in the north-west of Switzerland, Christian Lauchenauer lives and works in Basel. Already in his youth his artistic interest developed through video... Read More
Born and raised in the east of Switzerland, since his studies of Industrial Design he has been anchored in the north-west of Switzerland, Christian Lauchenauer lives and works in Basel. Already in his youth his artistic interest developed through video experiments and sculpture. His years of study opened up the world of design to him, during which he began to explore the question of man and object.
After numerous experiences in the field of industrial design and landscape architecture, Christian Lauchenauer has been focusing on his own
on his own artistic work for the last five years.
The duality of art - between viewer and artist, between rigid physicality and dynamics, between control and freedom - has occupied Christian Lauchenauer since the beginning of his artistic work, as well as psychology, philosophy and spirituality.
Specifically, it is mechanisms of the human psyche and society that are the main component of his artistic process. He literally constructs moving, repeating mechanisms that transport the content in harmony with the aesthetic concept.
The design process is constantly in the field of tension between control and chance. During the artistic work, numerous experiments randomly produce objects and sketches that serve as the starting point for new sculptures. This tension provokes a game, whereby never enough can be brought under control or never enough experimented with. A decisive criterion here is the conviction of the non-methodical of the Japanese artist Shih-t'ao: "The perfect man has no method. Better said, he follows that best of all methods, which consists in being non-method."
WHO I AM
I am a versatile artist who always seeks, finds little and always wants to find.