Current exhibition

On the ground floor

07.09.2022 — 15.10.2022

On the ground floor



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.