huber.huber – WIDMER+THEODORIDIS contemporary, Zurich

 

WIDMER+THEODORIDIS contemporary

Weggengasse 3, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

+41 43 497 3970

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huber.huber

Born 1975 in Münsterlingen, Switzerland


The main theme of  huber.huber’s work circles around the ambivalent relationship between civilization and nature. They deal with current social questions like hope, fear, belief and failure of mankind as their central theme. They are inspired by the doing of menkind, which sometimes assumes absurd shapes. The animals they often use do not stand for themselves but in fact for the behavioural practice of men. Working on such topics automatically triggers questions of ethics that are closely affiliated to social norms and religious values. Contradictions just as science being qualified by the absolute non-scientific discipline of faith are what fascinate huber.huber. But most of all their work isn’t and shouldn’t be regarded as saddening or moralizing. It is rather playful and airy, concealing a lurking abyss behind the harmless idyll.


huber.huber, Im Garten der Lüste, 2012, collage, varnish on paper, 9.5 x 8 inches
huber.huber, Im Garten der Lüste (kleiner Tod), 2012, collage, varnish on paper, 6.1 x 10 inches
huber.huber, Im Garten der Lüste, 2012, collage, varnish on paper, 8.46 x 4.33 inches
huber.huber, Im Garten der Lüste, 2012, collage, varnish on paper, 9.72 x 7.2 inches
huber.huber, Human-Made (Butterfly & Crystal), 2011, trible hybrid butterfly (Japan), alum crystal, crystal glass rotary show, coloured plexiglass cube, 9.5 x 6.7 x 6.7 inches