Roman Signer was born in 1938 in Appenzell, Switzerland. He currently lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Signer's works have acquired the label “time-sculpture.” They share traditional sculpture's concern with the crafting of physical materials in three dimensions, but they extend that concern into what may or may not be characterized as the fourth dimension: the dimension of time. Variously combining three-dimensional objects, live action, still photography, and moving-image documentation, Signer's time-sculptures frame episodes of the containment and release of energy - always with ingenuity, often with captivating, epigrammatic swiftness, and irresistible humor.
-Rachel Withers, Roman Signer