Darkness Breeds Beauty
Rostislaw Tsarenko (Ukraine)
20 August to 8 October 2022 l WBB GALLERY l Saturday from1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment l Invitation
As of August 20, WBB GALLERY presents, for the first time in Switzerland, selected ink drawings by the well-known Ukrainian artist Rostislaw Tsarenko (*1990) as part of the current group show MIXTURA2. Tsarenko not only impresses technically with his pointillism, but also aesthetically with his tender compositions of light and shadow, which are particularly powerful and touching in times of war. The Benefit Exhibition titled DARKNESS BREEDS BEAUTY comprises 10 highly emotional works by the young artist. Rostislaw, who currently lives in Kiev, is highly respected in the art community, with almost 50’000 followers on Instagram alone.
A total of 30% of the revenues from the sale of his dot-paint drawings will be donated to a local Ukrainian NGO to support suffering people in the occupied region of Kherson. The official reception in Zurich will take place on Sunday, 4 September from 1 to 5 p.m. in the presence of Rostislaw’s partner, since the artist himself is not allowed to leave the Ukraine during the war.
We are looking forward to your generous visit. – The WBB Team
«Only True Calmness», black ink on paper, by Rostislaw Tsarenko (Ukraine)
Yasmin Hofstetter (Switzerland)
13 August – 17 Dezember 2022 l WBB GALLERY l Sat, 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment l Invitation (German)
As of August 13, WBB GALLERY presents photographs by the young Swiss artist Yasmin Hofstetter (*1991) as part of the group show MIXTURA2. Her simple portraits and still lifes under the motto SENSITIVE stand in a pleasant contrast to the artificial high-gloss look that can often be found in advertising and social media. Yasmin knows how to capture natural beauty and to make it unspectacular, yet touching and tangible. Her snapshots are tender and powerful at the same time – sometimes humorous, sometimes poetic –, but always highly sensitive and close to people.
The vernissage will take place on Saturday, 3 September, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the presence of the artist.
«Lemon on Skin» (2020) by Yasmin Hofstetter
International Group Exhibition
May through December 2022 l WBB GALLERY l Sat 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment l Learn more
Micha Aregger (CH) • Marc Brousse (F) • Neil Burnell (UK) • Reza Domiri Ganji (IRN) • Yasmin Hofstetter (CH) • Visoth Kakvei (IDN) • Philipp Keel • Jorge Mayet (CUB) • Steve McCurry (USA) • Ruth Moro • Peter Müller (CH) • Sibylle Pasche (CH) • Christian Peltenburg (USA) • Samuel Peyer (CH) • Bernd Schwarzer (D) • Isabella Sedeka (D) • Seylech (CH) • Souun Takeda (JPN) • Rostislaw Tsarenko (UKR) • Jock Sturges (USA) • Jerry Uelsmann (USA) • Adriano Della Valentina (ITA) • Chris van Weidmann (CH) • Peter Wallimann (CH) • Brett Weston (USA) • John Wimberley (USA) and others