Contemporary art and design

Tenko | Wild is the line | 2011-2012

Exhibition from the 11th of november 2011 to the 21st of january 2012

The young artist Tenko (*1980, La Chaux-de-Fonds) did the start of the exhibition programm of the gallery Kissthedesign in March 2010 and is now part of the gallery’s artists. He comes back with a causticer work, between hyper-realistic figuration and geometric abstraction.

Tenko’s paintings and drawings explore the human element, in its more organic parts and subject it to nearly genetic manipulations with geometry and private symbolism.

Tenko *1980, graduated from the Ecole d’Arts Appliqués in La Chaux de Fonds (CH) in 2005, lives and works as an artist in La Chaux de Fonds. Since 2010 he teaches experimental painting at the academy De Meuron in Neuchâtel
His work has been exhibited in Switzerland and in Europe, among other at in Kissthedesign (2010), Ex-machina, Genève, Artung, La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Placette, Lausanne, SLICK, Paris, etc. In 2009 he is awarded by the fondation Hugenin Dumittan at the 69th Biennale of La Chaux-de-Fonds.