Eric Hattan

Born 1955 in Wettingen, Switzerland. Based in Basel and Paris

To turn inside out, to turn over, to disclose invisible or to conceal visible things: many works of Eric Hattan are based on inversions. For example, he turns the interior of a paper bag or of clothes inside out and he lifts heavy furniture up to the ceiling. Hattan particularly likes using an alienation strategy that distinguishes itself by its transparency and its reversal. This strategy could be understood as one possibility among many others to imagine the world differently. Hattan creates movement. ? He breaks through the order of things and gets round the statics of the world with light, playful irony.