Karl Mostböck

Exhi­bi­tion from 13.10.2021 — 20.11.2021



Karl Most­böck, born in Grein (Upper Aus­tria) in 1921, was an auto­di­dact from 1946 onwards and con­tin­u­ous­ly occu­pied him­self with Euro­pean art his­to­ry. Land­scapes, nudes and still lifes are the themes of his ear­ly paint­ings. From 1964 onwards, the influ­ence of Zen Bud­dhism assert­ed itself in his work. From 1985 onwards, infor­mal ele­ments increas­ing­ly flowed into his work. The detach­ment from the rep­re­sen­ta­tion­al enabled the artist to inter­twine Zen paint­ing with the infor­mal.
Karl Most­böck is con­sid­ered an Aus­tri­an rep­re­sen­ta­tive of infor­mal and scrip­tur­al paint­ing. On the occa­sion of his 100th birth­day On the occa­sion of the artist’s 100th birth­day, works on paper from his oeu­vre will be shown in the exhibition.

KARL MOSTBÖCK|1921 — 2021 |On the 100th anniver­sary of his death. Birth­day

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.