Peter Krawagna

Exhi­bi­tion from 04.03.2023 — 19.04.2023






The gallery ded­i­cates the East­er exhi­bi­tion 2023 to the artist Peter Krawagna.
Krawagna, born in Kla­gen­furt in 1937, stud­ied at the art school in Linz from 1953. Dur­ing this time he cre­at­ed his first land­scape paint­ings. From 1957 to 1964 he stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Study trips took him repeat­ed­ly to Italy, France, Africa, India, Greece and Turkey. Since 1962, Krawagna has tak­en part in numer­ous exhi­bi­tions at home and abroad. The artist is one of the most impor­tant rep­re­sen­ta­tives of nature abstrac­tion, a paint­ing move­ment that draws its inspi­ra­tion from nature. In his works, Peter Krawagna reduces land­scape motifs to the edge of abstrac­tion, only to dis­solve them into a few areas of col­or. Every­day objects, regard­less of their real func­tion, become the motif. On the bor­der to abstrac­tion, quick­ly set, del­i­cate pic­to­r­i­al frame­works and sen­su­al col­or com­po­si­tions emerge on primed can­vas. Krawagna lives and works in Krumpen­dorf am Wörthersee.
The exhi­bi­tion will fea­ture recent works on paper and canvas.