If is there is one thing to which Jörg Hysek can legitimately lay claim, it is to having shaken up existing conventions in the world of Swiss watchmaking.
Born in 1953 in Berlin, from whence he emigrated to Switzerland in 1960, he graduated from the Central School of Art in London. While his studies focused on sculpting and painting, he has always been passionately interested in anything out of the ordinary and this now famous designer has never been one to merely blend in with the crowd.
In the late 1990s, after four years in the Rolex design department, Jörg set up his own studio Hysek Art. His work swiftly earned him acknowledgement in the watch industry thanks to the timepieces he dreamed up for the most prestigious brands such as Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co, Ebel, Seiko and many others… All his creations reveal a distinctively different appearance and are imbued with a contemporary spirit.
Between 2005 and 2006, the artist organised a travelling exhibition of 30 of his canvases picking up the designs of his most striking watch creations. It toured the world with stopovers in New York, Barcelona, Kiev, Dubaï, Doha end Geneva, where the entire set of works was sold at auction. The genius of Hysek lies in a constantly evolving mind-set, and this much-sought-after but resolutely outward-looking artist and designer derives inspiration from his numerous maritime voyages.
As he likes to recall, his work is guided by a sole aim: transforming objects into works of art whose essence is expressed through a blend of technical sophistication and creativity.
The artist is currently devoting himself to his early passion for sculpture. His imposing works clearly and forcefully reveal his consistent aesthetic vision.