The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Swiss newspaper the NZZ once wrote that «André Wilhelm is an artist who takes the liberty of making his own observations and defining himself what art is». This obstinacy is well received by collectors and gallerists; domestic as well as international. The artist is now returning to Lucerne for the first time in a long time, a place where he had lived years previously. And what he is bringing with him is astounding: complex oil and acrylic images, photographs, a glass sculpture, a painted flower vase or a head-high nut-cracker with the head of a cat. The works of art have been given the names I love Schiller, Guggenheim or Amy Winehouse. And what about the Lake Isle of Innisfree? It does not appear in the exhibition. With this title, Wilhelm takes a bow in front of the Irish national poet William Butler Yeats.