Ursus Wehrli

For anyone who loves tidying things away in its “right place” or arranging food, books, socks, etc, according to colour and size, Ursus Wehrli’s art might bring you some satisfaction.

Wehrli is a Swiss comedian and artist who re-assembles famous works of art and re-orders contemporary scenes to make them more “efficient”, “economical” and “tidy”. Although done in good humour, he still manages to create some eye-catching and attractive designs.

His artistic orderliness doesn’t, however, spread into his everyday surroundings.

“Comedians take a neat situation and turn it into a mess […] and in my books I do the same thing, but it’s the other way around. I like to mess around with mess. A mess is only a mess because someone tells you it is.”

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