Theo Gerber. Science Fiction
04. February – 16. April 2023
The artworks of Thun native Theo Gerber (1928 – 1997) transport us to fantastic and complex worlds bursting with a seemingly endless profusion of detail and a diverse array of colours, shapes and motifs. Making his home in France after 1962, Gerber was a rebel who refused to be reined in by the art system or a painterly style and who remained largely unknown in Switzerland. His arresting paintings tell of the artist’s ideals, visions and dreams, and reflect his subjective imaginings of a free and peaceful world, in whose landscapes familiar motifs such as Thun’s local mountain, the Niesen, appear from time to time.