Arnulf Rainer

Exhi­bi­tion from 04.03.2023 — 19.04.2023





Graph­ics by Arnulf Rain­er are pre­sent­ed on the sec­ond floor of the gallery. 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.

The artist, born in Bangkok in 1952, has been work­ing con­tin­u­ous­ly on work blocks in small for­mat for years. On the one hand, he com­pos­es col­ored sur­faces with pig­ments on the paper primed with beeswax. The sec­ond group of works com­pris­es reduced black and white pic­ture compositions.

Suvat grad­u­at­ed from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Arts in Vien­na. Since 1983 the artist has par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous exhi­bi­tions and exhi­bi­tion par­tic­i­pa­tions in Aus­tria, Ger­many and Italy. Suvat lives and works in Vienna.