Swiss artist Zimoun (b. 1977) uses simple and functional components in order to build architecturally-minded platforms of sound - or sound sculptures. The artist explores mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems through installations that incorporate commonplace industrial objects. Raw, industrial materials become building blocks in order to create monumental sculptures or entire spaces that envelop the viewer in a combined experience of audio, sound, materials and three dimensional space. In this obsessive display, works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life.
Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Nam June Paik Art Museum in Korea; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Ringling Museum of Art, Florida; Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond; bitforms gallery New York; Kunsthalle Bern; Seoul Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Liechtenstein; Fine Arts Museum Rennes; Art Basel; Galerie Denise René Paris; Museum Les Champs Libres, Rennes; Contemporary Art Museum MNAC Bucharest; Beall Art Center, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts Bern; Museum of Contemporary Art MSUM, Ljubljana; National Art Museum, Beijing; Museum of Fine Arts Lugano; among others.
Zimoun lives and works in Bern, Switzerland.