Roger Rigorth (Swiss)

»Tree Vase«







The »tree vase« is an installation on a tree that covers its trunk with a construction out of bamboo and straw rope. The construction has the shape of a traditional Chinese vase and the tree seems to come out of the oversized vase. It is a woven construction. The natural materials and the size of the work creates an extra irritation. It is the transformation of the traditional aesthetic and poesy of Chinese pottery into the size and surrounding of the forest.


1965 born in Saanen/Switzerland
1987-1990 Education: Woodcarving School in Michelstadt/Germany
Since 1991 independent artist, 1992-1993 Study visits in Krakow, Poland and Galway, Ireland
Since 1996 Symposiums in Australia, Denmark, Namibia, South-Korea, Finland, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, USA, Check-Republic. Since 1993 Exhibitions: Darmstadt, Worms, Ludwigshafen, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Bremerhaven, Basel (Swiss), Windhoek (Namibia), Rakovnik (Czek-Republik), Danzig (Poland), Pusan (Korea), New York (USA), Los Angeles (USA), Sydney (Australia), Amsterdam (Holland)

Artist in residence: Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (USA), Danish Artist Council, Fredericshavn/ Hirsholmene (Denmark), Paul Ernst Wilke Atelier, Bremerhaven (Germany), SOPA Olympic Park Authorities , Sydney (Australia), California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield (USA)Awards: second price »Kunstpreis Obernburg« Obernburg, second price »Lichtenberg Preis«, Darmstadt, first price »Kunst im Park« Mörfelden/Frankfurt, first price »Kunst vor Ort« Offenbach, press price »HORIZON« Sancy (France)