Exhibition from 22.07.2023 — 09.09.2023
Gottfried Salzmann, established in the art scene as an internationally recognized watercolorist, has mastered watercolor painting like no other. In his works, the artist uses various techniques such as watercolor, charcoal drawing and collage, bringing out the poetry of cities and landscapes, painting and transforming them. Salzmann has lived and worked in Paris since 1965. For almost four decades, the city of New York captivated the artist and left profound traces in his work. Through new ways of seeing, perspectives and influences of informal art, he succeeds in playing between representationalism and abstraction.
The exhibition will feature Salzmann’s early landscapes and big city paintings, as well as the artist’s most recent works, “Flug- und Schattenbilder.”
On the occasion of Gottfried Salzmann’s 80th birthday, Galerie Welz dedicates its festival exhibition to the artist. A photo exhibition of the artist is presented in Wiespach Castle in Hallein. Other exhibitions, at the Museum Schloss Ritzen in Saalfelden, at the Salzburg Museum and at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, pay tribute to the artist’s work.
A two-volume anniversary edition, consisting of a volume of paintings and a volume of photographs, will be published to accompany the exhibitions. The painting volume “Just Believe in Art” provides an overview of the artist’s entire oeuvre to date, spanning nearly six decades, while the photography volume “Le Regard” is the first overview of Gottfried Salzmann’s photographic work.
Gottfried Salzmann. Just Believe in Art. ISBN: 978–3‑7025–1106‑7
Gottfried Salzmann. Le Regard. ISBN: 978–3‑7025–1105‑0