Michael Blaser’s artistic concerns centre on the unspectacular, the trivial, the familiar and the oftentimes overlooked. Raised in the agglo-meration, he examines the peculiarities of the urban periphery. The artist confronts us with a Switzerland of mediocrity that oscillates between urban identity and pro-vincial character, nature and urban sprawl, public and private space. Michael Blaser’s photographs can be considered both land-scape and architectural images. The domes-ticated landscapes with their infrastructures are unadorned mirror images of our society.

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