Planned exhibitions

09.06.2022 — 16.07.2022

Planned exhibitions

09.06.2022 — 16.07.2022

On the ground floor

GOTTFRIED M A I R W Ö G E R

Born in Trag­wein in Upper Aus­tria in 1951, stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na under Josef Mikl and Wolf­gang Hollegha.
“Sev­er­al large and impor­tant sec­tions of Got­tfried Mairwöger’s oeu­vre mark, from an art his­tor­i­cal point of view, a con­nect­ing inter­me­di­ate posi­tion with­in Col­or Field Paint­ing, which emerged in the USA at the begin­ning of the 1960s, and Abstract Expres­sion­ism, which pre­ced­ed it. A spe­cif­ic char­ac­ter­is­tic and at the same time a spe­cial qual­i­ty of Mairwöger’s paint­ing is the free, con­trolled use of col­or. Mairwöger’s com­po­si­tions are flat­ly empha­sized, freely swing­ing out. They explode the pic­ture for­mat, as it were, and make use of the bright invit­ing white of the can­vas, often while clear­ly mark­ing the edges of the pic­ture. What is deci­sive for Mair­wöger, despite all the cal­cu­la­tions, is the flow of col­or, the link­ing of form and the deter­mi­na­tion of form that emerges organ­i­cal­ly from the con­tin­u­ous­ly devel­op­ing painter­ly events.
The gen­er­ous, spa­cious paint­ings of the artist, who died in 2003 and was also suc­cess­ful in the U.S., pos­sess light­ness and rhythm.” (Excerpts from text by Peter Baum)
The exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture oil paint­ings and works on paper from the artist’s oeuvre.

Exhi­bi­tion open­ing: Tues­day, June 8, 2022, 3 — 6 p.m.

On the 1st floor

ALOIS R I E D L

Alois Riedl, born in 1935 in St. Marienkirchen near Schärd­ing, lives and works in Brun­nen­thal in Upper Austria.
From the 1960s Alois Riedl was engaged in paint­ing. Sources of inspi­ra­tion are every­day objects, arm­chairs, tat­tered sofas and fau­teuils. Over the years, his inter­est in abstrac­tion increas­es and his forms become more closed, geo­met­ric and less object-oriented.
The exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture oil paint­ings, works on wood and on paper from the artist’s oeuvre.

Exhi­bi­tion open­ing: Tues­day, June 8, 2022, 3 — 6 p.m.