Ruven and Floyd met in a shared studio in Bern. They recognized the synergies between their themes in painting, such as Japanese pop culture and supernatural imagery. They began to simultaneously paint on one series of images for one month, starting with sketches, intuitively building upon each other’s creations, and gradually advancing more in a conceptual direction. The began to simultaneously paint on one series of images for one month, starting with sketches, responding intuitively to one another and ultimately advancing more conceptually.
The large format painting “Happy, but ok” evolved collaborating this way. During the autumn of 2022, the two artists embarked on a journey to Japan with the purpose of co-creating an experimental film. The profound impact of Japan motivated Stettler and Grimm to initiate an additional painting series centered around the “video game” theme, exploring the potential synergies between this theme and the art of painting.
Both collaborating as the artist duo Grimm X Stettler and pursuing individual artistic paths, Ruven Stettler and Floyd Grimm are attracting substantial attention within the art world, establishing their positions as two promising Swiss artists on the rise.