Daniele Buetti is a Swiss visual artist who expresses himself through different media spanning drawing, sculpture, and photography. Since the 1980s, Buetti has been largely examining the domains of popular culture by constructing simple, yet melancholic narratives centered on the beauty of fashion models. Those sophisticated portraits are intervened upon, and their features are carved with logos of famous brands and sometimes followed by shot messages or the models are found crying the glittering tears. Therefore, Buetti dissects the glitz and the posh of the high gloss covers and reveals the insecurity and anxiety behind the façade.
The artist is a steady professor at Kunstakademie Münster, and he lives and works between Münster and Zurich.
Featured image: Daniele Buetti – Is history a dull stream or a leaf in the wind?, 2009 (detail). Perforated photography in lightbox. 31 1/2 × 39 2/5 in. 80 × 100 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger