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Artists: Laurence Gartel, Priska Medam


Galerie Zum Harnisch (Switzerland) is showing exclusive limited editions of GlassART by Basel artist Priska Medam, which has so far been successfully presented mainly in Japan, as well as the Shashibo series GARTEL X SHASHIBO designed by Laurence Gartel (New York), which is being presented in Switzerland for the first time. These spectacular and trendy "Special Art Products" promise an art experience of a special kind.

Since 2013, the Zum Harnisch gallery from Allschwil has been taking part in art fairs and regional exhibition platforms and over time has been able to strengthen its position on the art market, win over many art enthusiasts and build up a large network. Her benefit art exhibitions "Mixed Art" at the Art Center Basel are also popular.

Playful and expressive, self-confident and dynamically cheeky: this is how the new style "Butterflies On The Air On Glass" by Priska Medam, Swiss artist from Basel, presents itself. With colourful nuances and glassy transparency, her works create space for a dynamically inspiring world of thoughts and feelings. The collages are digitally created in an elaborate technical process and handcrafted into original works of art using 3D effect painting.

Laurence Gartel has also been called the "father of digital art" for over 40 years. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Bibliothèque Nationale Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum London and many others. His career began alongside video art pioneer Nam June Paik. He taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga computer to create the album cover for Debbie Harry (Blondie).
Laurence Gartel was creating digital art before the birth of the PC. Gartel grew up in New York City during the golden punk rock era, was friends with Stiv Bators, Sid Vicious, Joey Ramone and Wendy O. Williams, and exhibited his work with Robert Mapplethorpe.
Gartel has exhibited around the world and created artwork for musicians such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as companies such as Coca Cola, Disney, NBA, Gibson Guitars and Bang + Olufsen. Most recently, Laurence Gartel was officially commissioned to create unique artwork for the Grammy Awards, NASA and the Newport Jazz Festival. Since then, he has focused on collaborations with automotive brands such as Tesla, Mercedes Benz and Maserati.
At the Rhy Art Salon Basel, Laurence Gartel will present his Shashibo collection for the first time together with Galerie Zum Harnisch - art to touch as a limited collector's set with autograph and certificate.

Laurence Gartel

Shashibo Artist Series designed by Laurence Gartel

Laurence Gartel

Laurence Gartel Shashibo Art Cubes (c) GARTEL 2022 /
Digital Art on Magnetic puzzle cube, 6 x 6 x 6 cm

Priska Medam

Priska Medam: Butterflies On The Air / Computer Graphic + Effect Paint On Glass, 80 x 80 cm, 2022