Schnider initiated his series of reduced format landscapes in 1989, which have since become a permanent reference point in his oeuvre, and he continues to reproduce new models. In them we find empty spaces, devoid of any human and architectural presence, and whose simplified forms create a subtle balance in the green, yellow, grey and brown tones. In a controlled act, shadow and light modulate the composition of these paintings by distinguishing the successive planes which create their depth. Through a delicate stylisation and profound reduction of the figuration of its essential elements, Schnider reinvents a dematerialised pictorial space into which spectators’ eyes are cast.
The panoramas, like the majority of his painted work, reflect the artist’s initial exploration into the technique of drawing, the study of geometric motifs and the multiplication of planes to render a singular vision of the relationship between form and content. In his continuous series approach, Schnider creates a virtually infinite variety of portraits and landscapes, thanks to his smooth pictorial treatment and meticulous lines, which deliberately oscillate between figuration and abstraction. Each painting is both a consequence and repeat of the previous one, fitting into the constant renewal of the same motif.