Hermann Kremsmayer

Exhi­bi­tion from 07.09.2022 — 15.10.2022






Eduard Angeli, born in Vien­na in 1942, stud­ied paint­ing, art edu­ca­tion and his­to­ry. In 1965 Angeli moved to Istan­bul where he taught as a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at the Acad­e­my of Applied Arts from 1967 to 1971. In 1971 he returned to Vienna.
For over fifty years, Eduard Angeli has con­sis­tent­ly worked on one theme, the myth of the silent room. Melan­choly as a basic mood accom­pa­nies his col­or-inten­sive and light-filled pas­tels of the 1970s and 1980s as well as the dark and gloomy paint­ings that were cre­at­ed pri­mar­i­ly in Venice from the late 1990s onward. Over the years, Angeli exper­i­ment­ed with dif­fer­ent tech­niques. Ini­tial­ly, it is main­ly works on paper in resin, tem­pera, char­coal, graphite and water­col­or. In the fol­low­ing years, scenery-like images dom­i­nate the work. From 1974 Angeli worked on mon­u­men­tal com­po­si­tions. The theme of water became a pic­to­r­i­al sub­ject from the ear­ly 1980s, and from 1990 Eduard Angeli’s night pic­tures were created.
The artist’s works car­ry a spe­cial light sit­u­a­tion. He clear­ly alter­nates and delim­its lines and col­or sur­faces, cre­at­ing atmos­pher­ic moods. Angeli’s paint­ings are full of poet­ic melan­choly and light. Peo­ple do not appear in his pic­tures, but they are not miss­ing either. Eduard Angeli is a grandiose painter of light and a mas­ter of silence. In his pic­tures, one enjoys the moment of pause.
Since 2001 Angeli has lived and worked alter­nate­ly in Vien­na and Venice.
The 2022 fes­ti­val exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture recent works by the artist.