Friedrich Danielis

Exhi­bi­tion from 19.10.2022 — 19.11.2022






The cap­tur­ing of themes in pic­ture cycles is a char­ac­ter­is­tic of Friedrich Danieli. He was inter­est­ed in chang­ing and mod­i­fy­ing an ongo­ing basic theme. With­in a pic­ture cycle, well thought-out com­po­si­tions were cre­at­ed in which forms and struc­tures vary again and again. Danielis described his form of paint­ing as a paint­ed set of vari­a­tions, in which order and free­dom, thought and feel­ing enter into their most man­i­fest rela­tion­ship. In addi­tion to paint­ing, Friedrich Danielis devot­ed him­self to stage designs, cos­tumes, masks and libret­ti for musi­cal the­ater. An essen­tial part of his work are the artist books.
Friedrich Danielis, born in Bad Reichen­hall on Novem­ber 20, 1944, grew up in Salzburg. In 1964 he moved into a stu­dio in Vien­na. From 1966, work­ing stays took him to Berlin, Lon­don and New York. In 1985 he moved to Venice and lived and worked alter­nate­ly in Vien­na, Venice and New York. Friedrich Danielis dies in Vien­na on July 16, 2021.
The exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture works from 2015 to 2021, from the series Build­ing Blocks for Dreams, Home­com­ing to Strangers, and from the cycles Innenan­sicht­en and Tausendun­dein Metamorphosen.