Planned exhibitions

04.03.2023 — 19.04.2023

Planned exhibitions

04.03.2023 — 19.04.2023

On the ground floor

PETER KRAWAGNA

Paper and canvas works

The gallery ded­i­cates the East­er exhi­bi­tion 2023 to the artist Peter Krawagna. Krawagna, born in Kla­gen­furt in 1937, stud­ied at the art school in Linz from 1953. Dur­ing this time he cre­at­ed his first land­scape paint­ings. From 1957 to 1964 he stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Study trips took him repeat­ed­ly to Italy, France, Africa, India, Greece and Turkey. Since 1962, Krawagna has tak­en part in numer­ous exhi­bi­tions at home and abroad. The artist is one of the most impor­tant rep­re­sen­ta­tives of nature abstrac­tion, a paint­ing move­ment that draws its inspi­ra­tion from nature. In his works, Peter Krawagna reduces land­scape motifs to the edge of abstrac­tion, only to dis­solve them into a few areas of col­or. Every­day objects, regard­less of their real func­tion, become the motif. On the bor­der to abstrac­tion, quick­ly set, del­i­cate pic­to­r­i­al frame­works and sen­su­al col­or com­po­si­tions emerge on primed can­vas. Krawagna lives and works in Krumpen­dorf am Wörthersee.
The exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture recent works on paper and canvas.

Exhi­bi­tion open­ing: Sat­ur­day, March 4, 2023, 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.

On the 1st floor

ARNULF RAINER

Prints

Par­al­lel to the exhi­bi­tion, graph­ics by Arnulf Rain­er are pre­sent­ed on the sec­ond floor. Rain­er prefers dry­point, it allows him to clar­i­fy the var­i­ous dark­en­ing phas­es of his rework­ing and allows him to con­tin­ue work­ing. Many already scratched plates the artist uses again and again until the pos­si­ble com­plete dark­en­ing. Arnulf Rainer’s first etch­ings are black. From the six­ties, col­or is added and becomes an impor­tant design ele­ment. By rework­ing his self-por­traits on zinc clichés or heli­ogravure, Rain­er suc­ceed­ed in expand­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of dry­point etch­ing even fur­ther in the 1970s.

Exhi­bi­tion open­ing: Sat­ur­day, March 4, 2023, 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.