Alexander Gegia and Tobias Stutz

The works of Alexander Gegia and Tobias Stutz merge the depiction of urban spaces in a range of styles from naturalistic to photorealistic. Both artists use windows as central elements in their compositions, not only as architectural details, but as metaphorical interfaces between inside and outside, reality and illusion, and between the private sphere and the public world.

The window, a motif with a rich history in art, is interpreted by both artists as a medium that allows a view both inwards and outwards. It serves as a picture window that introduces the outside world into the private space, and at the same time as a shop window that provides a view of the inside. The symbolic meaning of the window as separation and connection, as the eye of the soul or as the window of the house, is taken up and developed further in the works of both artists.

Alexander Gegia, known for his zeitgeisty approach, uses the focus on pictorial objects and protagonists to lend his works an essential expression. By combining minimalism and almost photorealistic reproduction, he creates images that are simultaneously obvious and yet enigmatic in their clarity and colourfulness. His compositions are like the cover pictures of a story that has been experienced and which leave an indelible impression on the viewer.

On the other hand, Tobias Stutz explores the world of buildings in his paintings, often inspired by the Bauhaus era. He pays homage to architecture with a subtle elegance and illuminates its structures with a fine sense of light and atmosphere.

His works show a combination of architecture and landscape, with people indirectly present but not explicitly depicted. This absence creates a special poetry that is palpable in Tobias Stutz’s pictures.