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.