Room (size: 21m²) with twin (two beds of 1m width - we can fix them together if needed) with shower/bath. Artful rooms along the art concept of the Teufelhof - wired up in Teufelhof standard. The rooms are accessible by elevator only (due to preservation of sites of historic interest).
The art room 6
Three figures are dancing in the foreground. On the left the jester, who is taking care of entertainment and here symbolises the theatre. In the centre is Saint Leonard. The “Leonhardskirche” is dedicated to him. And to the right you can see a soldier. The three figures are representative of former "inhabitants" of the hotel walls. Over several centuries, these walls accommodated both soldiers who performed guard service on the city walls and the fortified tower, and monks of the monastery of St. Leonhard. The remains of the old city walls and tower are still integrated in the hotel walls. And finally, with the acquisition of the building by the Thommy-Kneschaurek family, theatre professionals found their way inside the walls. The head of the devil is emerging above the three figures in the night sky. By looking through the window of the room, interested visitors can see the devil sculpture by the fountain.
The artist: Andreas Mattle
After studying art history at the University of Basel and subsequent employment at the Kunstmuseum Basel as assistant to the director, he made the decision to focus on his own artistic work. His artistic work moves between the areas of painting and sculpturing and tries to identify possibilities to combine the two techniques in an interaction. Since 2012 he is studying at the HGK Basel doing his Master of Arts in Fine Arts and is still pursuing his curatorial work in various projects.
Andreas Mattle lives and works in Basel. His two art rooms are unimpressive with daylight but surprising in the dark. His painted figures glow softly when light disappears.