Pure compositions of shapes and colours, Schwerzmann’s paintings are made with brushstrokes applied with infinite precision, leaving no trace in the smooth texture of the matter deposited on the canvas. The act of painting is carried out according to a clearly decided logic. The artist is methodical in his way of painting colour and containing it within absolutely smooth geometric surfaces that are distinct from one another.
Schwerzmann explores the work’s spatiality through geometric chromatic fields that undergo a reversal in a play of reflections revealing now a cross, now a rectangular box. Although they obey the most rational formal logic, through this conjunction of solids and voids, these paintings manage to suggest an imaginary pictorial depth that penetrates the surface of the canvas.