Urs Pfannenmüller makes paintings, drawings, installations and projects in the public space. His view of the world focuses on the periphery, or what he himself calls ‘the frayed edges of cities and landscapes’, places that can be found on the edge of every major city. In his view, the word ‘periphery’ also applies to the marginal position of artists in society. In this sense, that spot in the periphery does not have to be negative. It can also be a sanctuary, a place where artists and others can develop new visions that run counter to the prevailing values and norms.
year and place of birth: 1943, Basel, Switzerland
whereabouts: The Hague, the Netherlands