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Marc Schweizer

Marc Schweizer Paper cutter
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German, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+41 763355060
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Silhouetted in paper and gold

  • • Marc specialises in miniature paper cuttings
  • • He holds the unofficial record for the smallest paper-cut tree
  • • He was recognised at the 2019 Prix Métiers d’art Suisse

Paper cutting is a very traditional art in Switzerland. Some artists' work, dating back several hundred years, is very rare and highly valued in the art world. Swiss paper cuttings generally depict farming life, for example the animals going up and down the mountains or hunters chasing game. “I was born and raised in a small farming village in the heart of the Swiss Alps. My inspiration comes mostly from nature,“ says Marc Schweizer. He particularly likes to create very small, detailed renditions of both traditional and modern motifs. “It’s the graphic quality and balance between black and white that I focus on,” he says. "With paper cutting I have the possibility to do what I love most and see my ideas become reality.”

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Märchenlandschaft

This hand cut work shows a combination of traditional designs and modern geometrical shapes. The pattern is entirely symmetrical, with elements getting smaller and smaller on each side, showing great technical ability. The unusual addition of gold leaf gives it a delicate and elegant look.

Length 25 cm
Height 46 cm

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Blumenbouquet

This paper cutting shows a combination of traditional designs and modern geometrical shapes. The pattern is entirely symmetrical, with elements getting smaller and smaller on each side, showing great technical ability. The unusual addition of gold leaf gives it a delicate and elegant look.

Length 57 cm
Height 58 cm

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Ziegen

This hand cut miniature is composed of traditional motifs. Appearing symmetrical at first glance, the piece includes small asymmetrical details hidden by Marc as a playful way to display his great technical ability.

Thickness 40 gr

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Kohlmeise

This hand cut miniature paper medallion was created to be the centrepiece of a bigger work. The bird is composed of 17 separate parts. The unusual addition of gold leaf gives it a delicate and elegant look.

Length 6.8 cm

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Traum vom eigenen Hof

The outer circle of this hand cut paper work is composed of traditional Swiss motifs. It displays the long-established custom of Alpaufzug, which means bringing the animals up to the alpine pasture for the summer months. The inner circle complements the story of the outer one, showing a little boy sleeping under a tree, dreaming of owning his own farm one day.

Thickness 50 gr

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