Ingo Giezendanner works with the most simple means—felt-tip pen and paper. He works outdoors and “after nature.” He has created a new book on the city in which he lives most of the time.
GRR8: Zürich starts on the green outskirts of the city, with views of the borders of forests and parks, in which we gradually discover the signs of civilization. We enter the hustle-bustle of the city, see familiar places, squatted houses, or construction sites, and finally get up close to trash bags, a barbed-wire fence, the door knob of a tramway, or a Sisley poster with “Ad-agency worms, fuck yourselves” scribbled across it. These familiar views are transformed to precise and naturalist, decidedly black-and-white drawings that seem strangely alien, sometimes lovingly ironic, but never cute.