Museum of Art and History
Arts, Fine Arts and Archaeology

Martin Disler

Exhibition in the Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques - 3, prom, du Pin

Solothurn native Martin Disler (1949-1996) was a self-taught artist who worked from 1969 onwards, creating intuitive and powerful art free from any agenda or theory. Without boundaries, he experimented with graphic media, literature, painting and then sculpture to give substance to intimate visions related to violence, sexuality and death. From the early 1980s onwards, his abundant and multifaceted work won international recognition.

In 1989, the MAH’s Cabinet des Estampes exhibited Disler and published the first volume of the catalogue raisonné of his graphic works. After receiving a major donation from the artist’s widow in 2002, the Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques extends this initiative and honours this generous gesture by presenting a selection of prints, drawings and printing blocs from the latter part of Disler’s career, replaced in their contemporary context.