PARIS, FRANCE.- The Centre Culturel Suisse project room is presenting three successive monographic exhibitions from young Swiss artists. This is the first personal exhibition in an institution in France for all three of them.
Lukas Wassmann (*1980) has retained a certain strictness in his photographic compositions that comes from his first profession as a carpenter. Working as assistant with a number of renowned photographers in Milan, Zurich and New York led him to study photography at the Berlin FAS and later at the HGKZ in Zurich. In 2007, he has been in residence at la Cité des Arts internationale in Paris, while at the same time pursuing an exciting career in the world of fashion (prizewinner at the International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyères and work for Bernhard Willhelm) and such magazines as Another magazine, 032C, Nuke or ID. His photographs are two-sided and combine a fresh unpretentiousness in his portraits (Young girl and pony, hats and matches, comical nude self portraits) and a black and more introverted humour in his fishing scenes (his second passion) and Nordic landscapes.