Galerie zum Harnisch
Priska Medam is a Swiss artist and gallery owner. As an artist from Basel, she has been running the Galerie zum Harnisch in Allschwil near Basel since 2009, where she is one of the driving forces behind the art scene.
In 2013 and 2014, Priska Medam exhibited at the "Artisan Festival International: World Peace Initiative" in Cannes, founded by Princess Angelique Monet, which is held concurrently with the film festival, and was also represented in Cannes in 2013 with her own works at the Résidence Supérieur by Richard Nilsson at the "World Peace Night" of the Jackson Foundation. She made the leap to Asia in 2019, where her new style of effect painting will be represented by the EMP Gallery Tokyo.
Priska Medam's works are structured by means of well selected motifs on glass with layered paintings in creative effects / nuances, which she calls effect painting or dual art. Her motifs are created through her own photographs or licensed designs. Another artistic focus is the creation of time-consuming collages, which she passionately and creatively converts digitally. Through process painting, each work of art contains a unique harmonic and strong energy.
Galerie zum Harnisch also shows Laurence Gartel in Zurich, who is known as the father of digital art for over 40 years. He began his career side by side with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in New York State. He taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga computer to produce the album cover for Debbie Harry. Growing up in New York City, Gartel was friends with Stiv Bators, Sid Vicious, Joey Ramone and Wendy O. Williams during the punk rock era and exhibited his work with Robert Mapplethorpe. Even before the birth of the personal computer he was already creating digital art. His work has been exhibited with the Museum of Modern Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Princeton Art Museum, the Norton Museum of Art, and is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, and the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, London. He is currently working on an encyclopaedia of his work.
Artists at the Fair:
Zum Harnisch Network
Priska Medam: Roses / Effect painting on glass, 100 x 100 cm, 2019
Priska Medam: The way / Effect painting on glass, 100 x 100 cm, 2020