Daniele BUETTI

Daniele Buetti is a contemporary Swiss artist whose multi-media practice incorporates light installations, performance, photography, and sculpture in exposing the fragility of popular culture. In his series Looking for Love (1997-2000), he modified pictures of supermodels from journals and magazine, drawing tattoos, and scratching adhesions on their printed skin. "Light, no doubt, is the most seductive and the most magical of all the media," he has reflected. "Flashing, colorfully sparkling spots enthrall us like moths drawn to the light. This simple, indeed crude trick allows me to lead the observers very close to the work." Born on November 17, 1955 in Fribourg, Switzerland, he worked for fashion editorials during the 1990s before turning to fine art. He currently divides his time between Münster, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. Today, his works are held in the collections of the the Kunstmuseum Bern, the Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation in Salzburg, among others.