Martin Disler in Davos
Martin Disler (1949-1996), without title, canvas and acrylic paint. Legacy Martin Disler. Photo: Kirchner Museum Davos
Martin Disler (1949-1996) was a draughtsman, painter, sculptor and poet. In his art, he reflects on the vulnerability of human existence. The exhibition (Theater des Überlebens. Martin Disler – die späten Jahre) focuses on the last ten years of his career and relates his paintings and sculptures from this period to the work of Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938.
The exhibition shows some of the large bronze figures and his paintings, canvases of large format with acrylic paint and clearly recognizable motifs. They resemble The Scream (Skrik in Norwegian) by Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The elementary power of expression and his fascination for physicality are manifested in the various techniques.