Exhi­bi­tion from 03.06.2023 — 15.07.2023





“Through brush draw­ing, Roman Schei­dl has achieved a way out of the stag­na­tion felt at the begin­ning of the 1980s. He has thus also been able to posi­tion him­self beyond the one-dimen­sion­al demands of con­tem­po­rary art crit­i­cism. His artis­tic prac­tice has long since ceased to be con­cerned with the ques­tion of whether it is still pos­si­ble to paint at all, whether there is still poten­tial in the clas­si­cal dis­ci­plines to ade­quate­ly cap­ture the cur­rent gen­er­al sit­u­a­tion, and what the after­life of the “New Paint­ing” of the 1980s looks like. All of this becomes sec­ondary in view of Scheidl’s mon­u­men­tal con­cep­tion, which deals with the cen­tral ques­tions of the visu­al. …
For Roman Schei­dl, art has long since become a way of life. In it he express­es him­self, in it he finds all the explana­to­ry mod­els of life, which can also nev­er be exhaust­ed. Today he varies the dif­fer­ent meth­ods and pro­ce­dures. In this simul­tane­ity of per­for­mance (life-draw­ing), draw­ing, paint­ing, ceram­ics, film, the­ater and poet­ry, this mul­ti­fac­eted work takes place. It can­not be pinned down and clear­ly assigned. Attract­ed by one, leav­ing the oth­er, set­ting out again and again for the next, the result is a dynam­ic that can be read in Taoist terms and that asks for the way rather than for­mu­lat­ing a spe­cif­ic goal.” (Gün­ther Holler-Schus­ter)
On the 1st floor of the gallery, works on paper by the artist, who was born in 1949 in Leopolds­dorf, Low­er Aus­tria, are on dis­play.
Roman Schei­dl lives and works in Vienna.

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.