With “Fake Exhibitions Posters” Felix Humm invites you to a game. He feels that the time has come to valorize his entire visual art work such as photographs, photocopies, scans, polaroids and the multitude of printing techniques from china ink to charcoal drawings and chalk drawings, sculptures, reliefs, oil paintings, crayon drawings and sketches. As a Graphic Designer, he reckons that his personal way to keep his works alive consists in subsuming them under his art work, to integrate them into the context of his professionalism: by reflecting them in the form of posters. In order to grant them the dignity they deserve, he fabricates imaginary events for which he creates posters for hypothetical exhibitions of various works. He attributes an appropriate site to each type of artistic creation, and fixes a date in a future sufficiently remote to render the game explicit. Oddly, the widespread attitude nowadays is to give an almost fanatical attention to gadgets rather than to the events from which they originate. In the same way, it is in the spirit of our time to create posters for exhibitions... which never took place! The original works do exist and have inspired the posters, which testify the existence of virtually present art works. A game of tergiversation, an interplay between reality and fiction, in which all the tangible and essential is the graphic conception of the posters, a research which continues to extend his visual art work and embodies an immense absently present artistic production.
With “Fake Exhibitions Posters” Felix Humm invites you to a game. He feels that the time has come to valorize his entire visual art work such as photographs, photocopies, scans, polaroids and the multitude of printing techniques from china ink to charcoal drawings and chalk drawings, sculptures, reliefs, oil paintings, crayon drawings and sketches. As a Graphic Designer, he reckons that his personal way to keep his works alive consists in subsuming them under his art work, to integrate them into the context of his professionalism: by reflecting them in the form of posters. In order to grant them the dignity they deserve, he fabricates imaginary events for which he creates posters for hypothetical exhibitions of various works. He attributes an appropriate site to each type of artistic creation, and fixes a date in a future sufficiently remote to render the game explicit. Oddly, the widespread attitude nowadays is to give an almost fanatical attention to gadgets rather than to the events from which they originate. In the same way, it is in the spirit of our time to create posters for exhibitions... which never took place! The original works do exist and have inspired the posters, which testify the existence of virtually present art works. A game of tergiversation, an interplay between reality and fiction, in which all the tangible and essential is the graphic conception of the posters, a research which continues to extend his visual art work and embodies an immense absently present artistic production.