René Myrha, Atelier III, 1997 © 2021, Pro Litteris, Zürich. Foto A. Stocker.jpg

After training as a graphic designer, René Myrha (1939 in Delsberg.Delémont, Canton of Jura) travelled to Paris and Milan in the 1960s to explore the latest developments in art and design.

Using new silkscreen techniques and displaying a great flair for creating spatial impressions, he produced a powerful oeuvre that encompasses drawings, paintings in acrylic and oil, sculptures, and reliefs.

His works evoke elementary forces oscillating between form and volume and dynamically conjoining constructed and organic spaces and architectures.

The exhibition relates to one of the main focuses of the Kunstmuseum Thun’s collection: Swiss Pop Art. On view is a representative cross-section of Myrha’s oeuvre, from Pop Art to his current engagement with figural painting and sculpture.