RARE Gallery of Fine Art Jackson Hole
Where the Buffalo RoamLucy in the Sky #2"Across the Prairies""Chipman/Alberta #5""Night Tracks""On the Great Plain""Taber/Alberta""Below the Ice Field""Cody""Bison""Patricia AB""#53""Patricia/Alberta #76""#5""#16""#3""#51""#33""#52""#53"
Dieter Schlatter
- born 1958 in Bern / Switzerland

- grew up in Sarnen (OW) Switzerland

- became a classicly trained chef,
worked in the hospitality industry for 24 years in
Switzerland / Holland / Venezuela / Bermuda / Canada and
on german cruiseships in Africa,Southeast Asia and Europe

- living in Vancouver / Canada since 1989 (also maintaining
a studio in Kerns (OW) Switzerland

- artistic development began at an early age with serious
interest in photography and literature

- the book "UNTER DER WASSERLINIE" (a fictional
documentary about the life of the crew on german ships)
has been published by Zytglogge Verlag / Bern in 1987

- started painting in 1990

- gave up his job as executive chef in 1998,
painting and sculpting fulltime ever since



STATEMENT:

I'M INTERESTED IN HISTORY,HOW TECHNOLOGY
IS INTERWOVEN WITH NATURE,
THE IMPACT WE HAVE ON THE
ENVIRONMENT,THE TRACES AND SCARS WE LEAVE BEHIND
AND THE ENERGY BEING REFLECTED BY THESE SCARS.
I LIKE TO JUXTAPOSE PAST AND PRESENT,URBAN AND
NONURBAN SYMBOLIZED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN BISON
ON ONE SIDE AND RAILWAY TRACKS,OIL PUMPJACKS OR
NEWSPAPER CLIPS ON THE OTHER.THE USE OF BLACK AND
WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS LENDS A DOCUMENTARY KIND OF
FEEL TO THE WORK