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Valentin Roschacher - Grosser Mythen (von Brunnen aus) tiefverschneit am frühen Morgen im Winter, 2009

  

Valentin RoschacherGrosser Mythen (von Brunnen aus) tiefverschneit am frühen Morgen im Winter, 2009
Oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm

The verso is signed and dated: "Roschacher 15.6.-17.8.2009" There are also informations given by the artist regarding the circumstances of the formation of this artwork, as well as the music he was listening to: "Ch. Gounod:"St. Cecilia Messe", G. Bizet: "Te Deum" für Gipfel nur: "Angus Dei""

The precise title of Valentin Roschachers "Grosse Mythen (von Brunnen aus) tiefverschneit am frühen Morgen im Winter" (="Big myths ((as seen) from the well) snow-covered in the early winter morning.") foreshadows the details in his artwork. 
His work stands out for the meticulous details and technical precision, which is achieved by using extremely thin paint brushes. The Details in his Painting form abstract patterns when looking at them closely: The monochromic blue sky seems to dissolves into an iridescend surface. Emanating an Aura of sublimity, the mountains summit occupies the center of the painting. His Light seems emanate  into the sky.
Even though his paintings display naturalistic precision and his title suggests an unmistakable geographical localization,  he depicts his subjects, the Swiss Alps, as hyperrealistic and empty Scenes - As source of solidarity and reason.