Purple Art

[October 7 2021]

“Good Ok Great Fantastic Perfect Grand Thank You,” an exhibition by Tobias Spichtig at the Swiss Institute Of Contemporary Art, New York

Swiss artist, Tobias Spichtig presents his first exhibition in the US. The statements that form the exhibition’s title – Good OK Great Fantastic Perfect Grand Thank You – are an excessive collection of affirmatives that evokes someone who is simply trying to wrap up a phone call.  

The exhibition features new paintings on mirrored walls, partially obstructed by a glut of pre-used, empty retail display cases accumulated from the recent mass closures of New York retail stores. Vitrines with glass and mirrored surfaces designed to guide the eye across a range of merchandise, obstruct and direct the view of Spichtig’s paintings, which hang on acrylic mirrors. The installation creates a play of gazes among mirrors, shields, voids and obstacles. Blossoming within these refractions is Spichtig’s interest in style, ornamentation and surface.

On view now until 9th January 2022 at the Swiss Institute

38 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States

Photos by Paige Silveria

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