Ian Anüll

14 April - 4 May 2019

We are very pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by Ian Anüll at PS projectspace.
Ian Anüll (Swiss, born 1948) first showed in PS in 2002.

The artist deliberately and explicitly dispenses with a signature style, thereby undermining the potential rise of a personal cult and ruling out the notion of artistic genius.

He draws and paints, he takes pictures, makes films and designs objects. Consumerism and the mass media provide the materials for his found pieces. He cleverly reinvents familiar signs and symbols, which are subtly alienated and transformed, surprising viewers with new levels of meaning. Anüll has long taken an interest in the systems and power structures that underlie marketing and mass consumption, undermining these with a variety of artistic devices. Through shifts in context, he also exposes the mechanisms of the art trade. He applies labels to his works of art and has even ironically appropriated the ubiquitous trademark symbol ® by declaring it to be his own registered trademark. Tellingly the R written backwards stands for “I” in Cyrillic script.

- Axel Jablonski

Ian Anull recently compiled the PEINTURE EN PROMO exhibition, an exhibition with works from his own collection, including M. Duchamp, H. Fischli, G. Hastings, J.L. Manz, , J. Itten, O. Mosset, J. Nixon, R. Ryman amongst others, for the Musée jurassien des Arts in Moutier Swiss.

Opening 14 April, 2019 from 16:00 – 18:00 hrs