Since the 8 December 2020, a large banner with a QR code will be displayed on the village square at the church tower in Saas-Fee. Scan this code and you will be taken directly to the virtual exhibition of works by the Saaser artist Werner Zurbriggen. The Kunstverein Oberwallis and the municipality of Saas-Fee would like to bring you the Saas culture a little bit closer.
The Saas Valley artist Werner Zurbriggen has perceived the people in this valley like no other and has reduced them to the essential in his own way. He combined clear forms of geometry with expressive ones and woven a fabric of beauty from them. This is also the origin of the long, miserable silhouette of the traditional Valaisan woman, which he painted again and again until the end of his life. Gifted with an extraordinary sense for decorative values and a master of composition, the artist created a figurative constructivism of unmistakable originality. On and in public buildings in Saas-Fee and outside the valley, one encounters the works of the artist with his unmistakable style. At the age of 49 on December 8th 1980, the artist was torn out of life amidst his successful work.
In memory of Werner Zurbriggen, the Kunstverein Oberwallis shows a selection of his works in its virtual art space. His daughter Chantal Zurbriggen has transformed the family home into the "Kunsthaus Werner Zurbriggen". There you can admire a large selection of her father's works. A place with a personal touch. Chantal Zurbriggen would be pleased to welcome you for a visit by appointment.
Entrance fee: CHF 10.- per person for the preservation of the project