The Galerie Palü
Art has the ability to bring people together, but also to transcend borders and boundaries. Geographic borders of course, but also the boundaries inside people’s minds. Galerie Palü in Pontresina has set itself the task of challenging familiar viewpoints and adopting new perspectives. Its prestigious gallery programme includes exhibitions featuring artists of international renown such as Tyler Shields (US), Mary Cinque (I) and Lyès (F). Preview events are held at regular intervals, showcasing these and other works to a wide audience. Young up-and-coming talents are also part of the portfolio, with the Engadin gallery always on the lookout for new and exciting names both in Switzerland and abroad.
Arguably the most prominent representative from Switzerland is the artist Lukas R. Vogel, who is also the founder of the exclusive art gallery. Established thirty years ago, it boasts the largest collection of oil paintings by the mountain and landscape artist. Born in Canton Aargau, the artist devoted much of his oeuvre to the mountains of the Engadin. Indeed, the gallery owes its name to his favourite motif, Piz Palü. The modern premises are minimalist in concept and design, with clear lines and fair-faced concrete affording the artworks ample space. It is the ideal setting for a perfect showcase, maximising the impact on the viewer. Today, the gallery is an important economic driver for the region around St. Moritz, and its contemporary exhibitions make a significant impact on the art scene throughout the country.
Galerie Palü offers art consulting services, whether it’s to acquire a single painting or gradually build up an entire art collection. Our art consultants are happy to advise you on where to site a painting in order to achieve the maximum impact in terms of size and incident light, but also on the most suitable frame, and how to protect an artwork from ambient influences.
If you’re thinking along much bigger lines, we will photograph and survey your premises to document the positions which we feel would most benefit your paintings, sculptures and installations. We also provide assistance in curating your own personal art collection, catering to your specific requests and presenting various options and alternatives.