CHRISTIAN SCHOLZ – THE BODY PROJECT
Zurich – March 2017
Flying bodies, human bodies, bodies of sound and animal bodies: THE BODY PROJECT is the first exhibition to provide an insight into all four body figurations that artist Christian Scholz has worked on so persistently for more than ten years. Scholz combines formal rigour, sophisticated abstraction and keen observation to create a cosmos of parallels, puzzles, certitudes and irritations. The observer of his black-and-white photographs embarks on a journey to the edges of form and content: a body is a body, unique and entirely new, with every coming day.
«Christian Scholz permits us to share the clarity of his perception and, as a result, a truth present in the picture that eschews egotistical expressiveness. However, this artistic resolve calls for subjects in which it can unfold without falling prey to the anecdote of the world. "Bodies" disseminates themes of this type... His bodies tell us about their conditionality, about the fabric of the features they have in common, about the history and present of photography, about unfashionable individualism and the joy following this position can cause.»
Martin Heller, introduction to «Bodies», the book, Basel 2011