Kooperation - Florio Puenter

Born in 1964 in Edgadin Valley, Switzerland, Florio Puenter lives and works in Engadin and New York.

Puenters works whose visual themes are linked to old photographs, photos showing only 'postcard' views. By remaining faithful to the original composition of the image, and by using tones of green and blue in order to suggest the atmosphere of tinted photos, Puenter recreates the same landscapes previously portrayed but - aware as he is how architecture has swallowed up nature, and not vice-versa - he leaves out the buildings and re-establishes a purist perception of the habitat. The outcome is silent panoramas, lonely horizons in which the human dimension disappears or at least is hidden (the mirroring waters of a lake might, however, at times reveal the reflection of some urban settlement that has been otherwise removed by the computer). For Puenter this is neither about recreating an earthly Eden nor about a new Arcadia. On the contrary the artist refuses any allusions to ancient times by setting side by side past and present, nature and artifice, in a circular manner and in order to arrive at a maximum of landscape 'revisionism'.