Augustin Rebetez


Conference of birds

Augustin Rebetez (1986) works in various media including painting, photography, video, sculpture, installations and mobiles. The artist is developing a universe populated by characters, chimeras and peculiar machines which reflect his exuberant imagination. Drawing inspiration from outsider and folk art brut as well as tribal design, Rebetez constructs a multifacetted body of work that defies categorisation. Rebetez’s work seems to form part of an ancient tradition of legends and rites. His creations relate to a wondrous and fantastic world which swings between dream and nightmare, the lighthearted and the serious. A modern alchemist, Rebetez plays with movement and sound, transforming banal reality into poetic fiction. He is both an enchanter and a magician.

The exhibition is supported by the Rebublic and the Canton of Jura.