Annelies Štrba & Marlis Spielmann




This retrospect intertwines works by two long time companions of  the Galleria: Mesmerizing photographic works of Annelies Štrba with the delicate intricacies of Marlis Spielmann’s papercuts. Štrba’s ethereal imagery captures fleeting moments of beauty, suffused with a dreamlike quality that transports viewers to otherworldly realms. Spielmann’s papercuts, with their meticulous craftsmanship, evoke a sense of wonder and fragility, inviting contemplation on what one expects and what one should, instead. Together, their works form a harmonious dialogue, where light dances through Štrba’s lens and finds form in Spielmann’s delicate paper sculptures, offering viewers a transcendent visual experience.

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About the Artists

It is with her multimedia works that Annelies Štrba has made a name for herself, exploring the interplay between photography, painting and installation. Her atmospheric creations capture personal stories and emotional landscapes, inviting viewers into a realm of introspection and wonder.

The second glance plays a central role in Marlis Spielmann’s work. The Zurich-based artist uses ultra-thin parchment paper to create meticulously detailed works that could not be further away from the stereotypical Swiss silhouette. In her paper cuts, Spielmann plays with these very stereotypes and shows us how quickly expectations can lead us up the garden path.