The nudes in the paintings of Swiss artist Dieter Hall are remarkable in that they don't appear as such. Hall -locates his figures in a curious realm between intimacy and anonymous normality, their nakedness displayed without voyeurism or classical exaltation. Existential themes such as sexuality and tenderness, disease, aging, and death are alluded to in the delicate depiction of the individual.
On the occasion of his noted exhibition in the Solothurn Art Museum, this book presents an extensive series of pastels from 1998-2000 - bath- and bedroom interiors where male figures are drying off, sitting nude, or lying in bed.
Dieter Hall, born in 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland, has lived and worked in New York for almost twenty years now. Since 1987, he has exhibited in several museums and galleries in Switzerland, South Africa, Santa Monica, and New York.
Christoph Voegele (*1959) is director of the Kunstmuseum Solothurn in Switzerland since 1997. (Museum of Fine Art) He studied Art History in Zurich, Paris and New York.