Last Exhibition-Day/Finissage: Saturday March 30, 14 – 16:00 with a guided tour at 14:00, sam scherrer contemporary, Kleinstrasse 16, Zurich
The gallery is open 12 – 16:00 on March 30.
More info: www.samscherrer.ch
Second Guided Tour through Chaos: Saturday March 23, 14:00, sam scherrer contemporary, Kleinstrasse 16, Zurich
The gallery is open 12 – 16:00 on March 23.
More info: www.samscherrer.ch
Guided Tour through Chaos: Saturday March 16, 14:00, sam scherrer contemporary, Kleinstrasse 16, Zurich
The gallery is open 12-16:00 on March 16, artist included. More info: www.samscherrer.ch
8 out of over 100 Cartoons, Illustrations and Objects from the Exhibition:
"And now the tea-slurping universe is entering a new phase. Lawrence Grimm’s second exhibition at sam scherrer contemporary gallery is called “Teatime for a Universe – Microchaos”. And once again – in Monty-Pythonesque fashion, it might be said, and this is one of Grimm’s favourite inspirations – everything revolves round the absurdities of our existence. It deals with everything that goes on in our narrow, restricted world and everything that happens beyond this world. Above all, it deals with the paradox that one thing is inseparably linked with another: self-doubt with the question of the origin and meaning of life. Confidence even in the greatest hopelessness with the occasional realization that it really doesn’t matter. Because we know for sure that the world – with or without me, and independent of the fact that I am happy or deeply unhappy – will just go on turning regardless." Paulina Szczesniak, catalog excerpt
Exhibition • sam scherrer contemporary
- Opening event with drinks and snacks:
Friday, March 8, 2019 from 18–20.00
- exhibition March 8 – 30, 2019
open Thursdays/Fridays 14–18.00
Saturdays 12–16.00, Mon-Wed by agreement
- Artist tours of chaos:
Saturday, March 16 & 23 at 14.00
- Closing event:
Saturday, March 30, from 14–16.00
with a chaos tour at 14.00
- Gallery sam scherrer contemporary
Kleinstr. 16, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
- View the entire exhibition catalog
New Cartoon for "Critical Thinking ETH Zurich"
- August 12, 2018
Now online: A new cartoon called THE ACT OF LEARNING from "The Critical Thinker's Condition" | Cartoons for the magazine 42 & the website – Critical Thinking ETH Zurich
The Critical Thinker | Cartoon for the magazine 42 from the Critical Thinking of ETH Zurich
- June 15, 2018
The teatime cartoonist Lawrence Grimm loves the brigde between science and philosophy, so it was a nice opportunity to illustrate THE CRITICAL THINKER for the magazine 42 – Critical Thinking ETH Zurich.
The 100th Minicreature
- May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018 marks the 100th Minicreature (little beasts sprawling all about the universe)! Now there's an intermission so new eggs can hatch... See the 100 Minicreatures so far here.
Momentum Cartoons for the Filmbulletin
- Starting January 2018
In 2018 you can view very "Teatime for a Universe"-ish cartoons in each issue of the Filmbulletin, swiss movie magazine. The illustrations are all about motion & emotion, whereas the cartoonist Lawrence Grimm is excited to "hook up" with his filmic past (yep, that's what he studied).
- for sale in selected stores or order: www.filmbulletin.ch/abonnement
Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!
- January 1, 2018
2017 has been a joyful year for the Universe. Besides Teatime, this website was launched and there was an exhibition in the gallery sam scherrer contemporary in Zurich.
In 2018 the cartoonist Lawrence Grimm will present a series called "Momentum Cartoons" in the magazine Filmbulletin about movies & movement. Also, the Minicreatures will continue to hatch on this website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Stay tuned for more with the Cartoon & Newsletter.
Minicreatures | No. 51 – 100 hatching noOooOOOOooOOoow!
Kupferdruck Werkstatt Gentinetta – Exhibition 2017
- November 25 – 26, 2017
Together with 30 other artists Lawrence Grimm is presenting prints, in his case from his cartoons: Saturday November 25 from 14.00-20.00, Sunday November 26 from 11.00-18.00 in the Kupferdruckwerstatt Gentinetta, Eglistr. 8, 8004 Zurich, www.kupferdruckwerkstatt.ch – the cartoons were produced by Matthias Gentinetta for my spring exhibition at sam scherrer contemporary.
- October 22, 2017
- Find all scrapcreatures here
Assembled over the past few years, the weird and whimsical scrapcreatures are a 3D-cartoon-sidekick of the common black and white "Teatime for a Universe" illustrations. They are entirely composed of scrap, mechanical parts and glue.
Scent Festival – Festival der Düfte
- October 17 – 22, 2017
The Schloss Wildegg in Aargau, Switzerland, is literally covered in scent for a few days. Experts are recreating the history of the castle with different scents in each room. Get all the info on the Festival Website. The teatime-illustrator Lawrence Grimm added cartoons for the brochure and has a little exhibition of original scent cartoons in the bistro. Get a taste (or let's say a scent) of the illustrations right here:
Strictly for Stargazers:
The Big Sea
- July 19, 2017
"OceanCare asked me, why I love the ocean.
Find out here!"
That's all Folks! / More to come...
- April 9, 2017
The exhibition of "Teatime for a Universe" in the gallery "sam scherrer contemporary" is over. It was well visited, lots of cartoons found their way to new owners, and the whole thing was rounded up with an insightful artists' talk.
"Teatime for a Universe" is now planning the next steps towards its future.
Invitation to the Finissage with a "Künstlergespräch" – Teatime with Laura de Weck and Lawrence Grimm
- April 8, 2017
During the finissage of the current exhibition in the gallery sam scherrer contemporary Laura de Weck and Lawrence Grimm talk about his cartoons and the connection to film and theatre (they both attended the same youth theatre group many years ago).
P.s. Check out the exhibition catalog with lots of cartoons and an introduction by Dr. phil. Rudolf Velhagen.
Visit the current Exhibition in the Zurich Gallery sam scherrer contemporary
- March 11 – April 8, 2017
- Opening hours
Thu – Fri 14.00 – 18.00, Sat 12.00 – 16.00
Mon – Wed anytime by appointment
- Details: www.samscherrer.ch
- (This event is over:)
The cartoonist is present during opening hours – for tea-tours through the gallery
Saturday, March 25, 12.00 – 16.00
Last Night's Vernissage
- March 11, 2017
Last night, March 10, was the vernissage of the new exhibition of "Teatime for a Universe" in the gallery sam scherrer contemporary. Lawrence Grimm (with a striped pullover on the foto) explained the "Butterfly Wall" to the numerous audience, whereas not only the frames are mirrored on the right and left, but also the themes, e.g. if there's a cat-cartoon on the right, there's also one one on the left in the same distance from the center... (however, it's unclear if these cats know each other).
- March 9, 2017
Read what the "Züritipp" says about the current exhibition here | by Paulina Szczesniak
Online Cartoon Kaleidoscope with over 100 Cartoons
- February 25, 2017
The whimsical illustrations of "Teatime for a Universe" are now tea-tagged and categorized in a cartoon kaleidoscope, so they can be explored from multiple angles. To make this possible cartoonist Lawrence Grimm and developer Fabian Thommen have created this new website. To see all cartoons scroll down the main page.
sam scherrer contemporary presents Lawrence Grimm – Teatime for a Universe
- Coming up March 2017
Lots of new cartoons about life, love, loops and loners, a light lagoon glowing in the dark and a robot riding towards destiny...
- Vernissage: gallery sam scherrer contemporary
Friday, March 10, 2017, 18.00 – 20.00
The event is listed on Facebook
March 11 – April 8, 2017
- The cartoonist is present
Saturday, March 25, 12.00 – 16.00
Saturday, April 8, 12.00 – 16.00 including:
- "Künstlergespräch" Teatime with Laura de Weck and Lawrence Grimm
April 8, 15.00 – 16.00
Accompanying text: Lawrence Grimm, born in Zurich 1978, is of Australian, German, Swiss nationality. After being involved in acting for years, he studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts, won various short film prizes and was voted Student Academy Award finalist for his diploma film. The experience of telling stories in pictures he has transferred to the world of cartoons and illustrations, scribbling moments of life, love, loops and loners in black ink. His cartoons have been displayed in exhibitions and are online. www.teatimeforauniverse.com
Thank you: The Acostas, Eric Andreae, Laura de Weck, Rolf, Claude Hess, Andreas Müller, Kati Rickenbach, Mike Rutman, Conrad Schmallfuss, Gregg Skerman, Rudolf Velhagen, buildup helpers, the Strapaziners and Sam Scherrer's team
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