Carlo Borer

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Carlo Borer (born March 23, 1961 in Solothurn) is a Swiss artist and designer.[1]


Carlo Borer is deliberately autodidact as an artist. He has been working freelance since 1981, beginning with figurative paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional works made of polyester and electrical light. Since 1991, he has been building objects out of stainless steel or aluminum. And in 1999, he started using 3D computer graphics to design, develop, and construct sculptures, installations, furniture and utilitarian objects, such as espresso machines, ventilators, and mailboxes.[2] A laser is used to cut the forms out of the sheet metal, which are then rounded off and welded. Borer refers to works that have come about like this as Transformers, Loops, and Clouds.[3] Though Borer takes his inspirations for his No Readymades and his Spaceships from pieces he has found, nevertheless, he creates the works as complex forms in virtual reality by means of CAD systems that have been further developed especially for this.[4]

Carlo Borer lives in Wanzwil, and maintains his studio in Zuchwil.

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

Commissions visible in public[edit]

Selected literature[edit]

  • Catalogue Werkjahrbeiträge des Kantons Solothurn (1989) - Kantonales Kuratorium für Kulturförderung, Solothurn
  • KVS Cultura, Ittigen, Issue 1 (1991)
  • Peculiar Geometries, (Sculpture Vol. 27 No. 10, 2008): article by Peter Lodermeyer [11]
  • Kunst Vol. 4 (2011) [12]


  1. ^ Houses of Art
  2. ^ article and illustration
  3. ^ Clouds by Carlo Borer Archived April 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Gallery Frank Pages Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Sculpture by Carlo Borer[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ transformer 386 Archived May 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ stainless steel 408 Archived May 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Object No. 333 Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Object No.397 Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Exhibition Thinking Shape Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Article: Carlo Borer
  12. ^ magazine Kunst - Graubünden und Liechtenstein, pages 45 - 48

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