Marco Ganz

Marco Ganz. Born in Zürich in 1961. Attended Zürich School of Design, completed graphic design apprenticeship, established own graphic design studio in 1983. Designed Mano®, a script-like text face. Worked as graphic designer in New York from 1987 to 1989, then returned to Zürich. Designed Veto® sans-serif type family. Won national design prizes in 1990 and 1996. Independent artist since 1993, regular exhibitions since 1997, of which 5 solo exhibitions at Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zürich. Created lightweight sculpture Blue Cocoon in 2006. Specialized in colored, usually monochrome sculptures and wall objects based on hand-drawn free forms. Precision-crafted, pictogram-like works that stand for the unknown. Development of special sculpting processes and of surfaces made of polymers and high-tech materials: self-supporting open-cast epoxy lacquer wall objects, flocked sculptures made of concavity-cut foam, ultra-light carbon fiber laminate sculptures.

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