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Markus Raetz

Untitled, 1986

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Aquatint and sugar lift on
Zerkall-Vellum, bound in the magazine,
10 x 16 1/2” (25,4 x 42 cm),
printed by Peter Kneubühler, Zurich,
Ed. 100/XV, signed and numbered

Tunnel vision. As perception reaches out into the world, so the perceptible world reaches in. A visual conundrum captured in an image as whimsical and mysterious as Zen koan.


“Since the 1960s, Markus Raetz has been playing with a perspective that is not mathematical but at once pragmatic and intuitive. It leads him to explore distortions obtained by certain—extravagances of perspective, sometimes pushed to the point of anamorphisis. Such works present a problematic of the function of sight, replacing the conventional hierarchy of the eye over the world.” Claude Ritschard Parkett No. 42, 1994