On the ground floor
07.09.2022 — 15.10.2022
After completing his studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Kremsmayer was mainly concerned with the interaction of interior and exterior worlds in his early architectural and interior paintings. His confrontation with digital image constructions in the 1990s led him to a multi-layered colorful mode of representation in which the abstract and the figurative are interwoven. From modernism he takes over the independence of color. Painted illusion and the tangible, expressive reality of color come together in an exciting dialog. A constant balancing between calculation and emotional spontaneity. Hermann Kremsmayer remains open in his elemental painting, often leaving the colors suspended between the abstract and the representational. The gestural traces evoke figurative and landscape associations. One witnesses the process of finding form. Whereby the painterly gestures do not commit themselves to any clear shape. Kremsmayer cultivates a subtle approach to art history. It draws the gaze and longing into a diffusely lit atmospheric distance. Paints depth and light. The painter’s universe is like a distant echo of ours. A web of memories, dreams and illusions. Hermann Kremsmayer lives and works in Vienna.
On the first floor of the gallery we show the latest works of the artist born in 1954 in Salzburg.