Born in 1948, John Armleder, a native from Geneva, Switzerland, is an artist, a sculptor, a painter and an art performer which finds his creative inspiration in what he calls a “supermarket of forms”. John Armleder always wanted to be an artist. After graduating from the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Geneva and The Glamorgan Summer School, he founded the Groupe Ecart, which played a significant role in the introduction of artists such as Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol in the European art scene.
In the meantime, he developed his own creative style in a range of mediums and techniques, His artwork is a mix of influences from different artistic movements, such as the suprematism, the Minimalism and the Neo-Dada. John Armleder found his own creative vocabulary by blending abstraction with “sculptural furnitures”.
Since his debuts as an artist, John Armleder has exhibited his artworks in prestigious institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), in New York, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO) in Geneva or the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney. This, among many solo shows in Galleries around the world.