Paul Flora

Exhi­bi­tion from 11/24/2021 - 01/22/2022





Paul Flo­ra, born in 1922 in Glurns in Vin­schgau (South Tyrol), stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Munich. His ear­ly work was strong­ly influ­enced by Alfred Kubin. Even before 1950 he rad­i­cal­ly broke with dense hatch­ing and turned to fine, del­i­cate draw­ing. Flo­ra con­se­quent­ly devel­ops an unmis­tak­able brush tech­nique. The iron­ic-sar­cas­tic draw­ings by the graph­ic artist, car­i­ca­tur­ist and illus­tra­tor found inter­na­tion­al recog­ni­tion. The draw­ings, exe­cut­ed in ink pen or pen­cil, cap­ti­vate with their pre­cise strokes, which lend his works their spe­cial expres­sive­ness.
Flo­ra takes the view­er on an excit­ing jour­ney through an imag­i­na­tive and mul­ti­fac­eted pic­to­r­i­al world. Mag­i­cal and mys­te­ri­ous land­scapes, mys­te­ri­ous fig­ures are just as much part of the artist’s reper­toire of motifs as black ravens or bizarre human fig­ures, which under­line the humor­ous side of his work.
The exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture graph­ic works by the artist, draw­ings, etch­ings and lithographs.

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.