Biography

Yves Scherer (b.1987) is a Swiss artist based in New York City. Scherer’s practice has long been centered around combining personal narratives with fan fiction to explore the relationship between the private and the public. Working with various media - from sculpture, photography, and painting to installations and collages containing everything from paparazzi images to tatami mats, Scherer creates immersive environments that offer the viewer an often romantic lens or perspective on the self, relationships and the everyday, presenting an iconography of symbols that complement and repel each other at the same time. Through his painting, Scherer explores the power of minute parts of human experience and the profound impact these tiny moments can have on our lives. Large horizontal swaths of muddled green, orange, and yellow, are sparsely separated by lone sets of flowers, each work representative of the elusiveness of recollection.

 

Scherer holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art London. Recent exhibitions of Scherer’s work include: “Yves Scherer,” Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, New York (2023), “Provence,” M. LeBlanc, Chicago (2023), “New York Minute,” Golsa, Oslo (2023), “Family Time,” Guido Baudach, Berlin (2021), “By Your Side,” Cassina Projects, NY (2021), “Leaves of Grass,” Golsa, Oslo (2020), “Candids,” Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen (2020), and “Sunset,” Kunstverein Wiesen, Wiesen (2019).

 

The artist has received numerous awards including the Cahier d‘ Artistes, Pro Helvetia in 2016 and the Swiss Art Award at Art Basel in 2015 as well as the Förderpreis Bildende Kunst des Kanton Solothurn 2012. In 2016, Scherer was listed on Forbes 30 under 30 “Art & Design.”

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