As one of the most important current Swiss artists , Franz Gertsch thinks in new dimensions. Starting with photographs, he converted snapshots into photorealistic painting until he turned to woodcuts in 1978. He began with nature, he projected photos of grass, water, and stone motifs greatly enlarged onto approximately one meters high printing blocks. In his precious work he reaches the limits of what is feasible in this traditional medium and opens up new paths in the field of graphic art. The artist, who now lives in Rüschegg, Switzerland, achieved his international breakthrough at documenta 5 in Kassel in 1972.