Beat Zoderer

Beat Zoderer (born in 1955 in Zurich) has deconstructed and revitalized Concrete and Constructivist art by downplaying its severity and perfectionism. Since the 1980s, the ambivalence between art and everyday life has been at the heart of the artist’s approach. Playing on the manifest contradictions between the two through his use of unrefined and commonplace materials, he removes objects from their functional contexts and consequently breaks down the traditional hierarchies applied to noble forms and trivial subjects. In this manner he creates methodical structures based on repetition or mathematical patterns – which he however applies with a great sense of liberty, as the internal logic of these patterns is never as rigorous as it might seem.
Drawn by the intrinsic esthetic characteristics of his materials, Beat Zoderer champions verity in both form and color. He is equally fascinated by art within the public space and has created many in situ installations. 

Beat Zoderer has enjoyed numerous important solo exhibitions including shows at the Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin in 2016, the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2013 and the Haus Konstructiv, Zurich in 2008.  
His works are included in a great many private and public collections in Switzerland: the Haus Konstructiv, Zurich, the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Bellpark Museum, Kreins-Luzerne, The UBS Art Collection, Zurich and the Kunstsammlung in Baden. His oeuvres also feature in international collections: the Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn and the Watarium in Tokyo.