Vernissage: «Urban Sketches»
Sunday, 5 April 2020, 17.00 - 18.30 h
The Urban Sketchers movement was launched in Seattle (USA) in 2007 and has since enjoyed increasing numbers of artistic followers from around the world. The artists are united by a philosophy of mutual support and joint creation. Their drawings are created after direct observation both indoors and outdoors and tell stories of the places observed and their surroundings. Urban Sketchers show the world - drawing by drawing - using all kinds of media and techniques. Their drawings represent a kind of visual journalism.
A Basel Urban Sketcher
In the upcoming exhibition in the our meeting room «Shine & Dine» we show works of the artist Marco Donnicola. The urban sketcher has been on the move in Basel with his sketchpad since 2017. He draws his lively motifs mostly on site. During his forays he often has spontaneous encounters with passers-by. In his works he captures the historical buildings of Basel, the winding alleys, the reddish sandstones, baroque and gothic elements. Here and there Marco Donnicola finds interesting motifs. His pictures are drawn in mixed media: He uses pencils, fineliners, felt-tip pens, watercolour, etc. In doing so, he deliberately dispenses with preliminary drawings, setting lines and surfaces spontaneously. In this way a fleeting impression of a drawn situation is created rather than a detailed image. Much is supplemented in the inner eye of the observer. Thus the drawings appear lively and open. The 41-year-old Marco Donnicola grew up in Chur, has lived and worked as an artist and teacher in Basel for over 20 years.
The exhibition «Urban Sketches» shows a selection of Marco Donnicola's works created in Basel.
The paintings can be viewed via our reception until September 2020 (according to availability of the room).
We cordially invite you to the vernissage on Sunday, April 5, 2020, from 5 - 6.30 pm in the room «Shine & Dine».