Rudolf Hradil

Exhi­bi­tion from 02.06.2021 — 10.07.2021

Still lifes are among Rudolf Hradil’s pre­ferred motifs. At Hradil there is sel­dom still life clear­ly exclud­ed from the envi­ron­ment. The sur­round­ings of the land­scape or the inte­ri­or flow into them from all sides. A pre­cise def­i­n­i­tion of the still life as a spe­cial genre of his work is not pos­si­ble. Rather, the artist puts togeth­er indi­vid­ual build­ing blocks to cre­ate some­thing still life-like.
Rudolf Hradil, born in Salzburg in 1925, stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Schol­ar­ships and work­ing stays took him to France, Eng­land, the USA, Switzer­land and Italy, among oth­er places. His graph­ic and painter­ly oeu­vre is rep­re­sent­ed in numer­ous state and pub­lic col­lec­tions at home and abroad, includ­ing: Alberti­na Graph­ic Col­lec­tion, Vien­na; Salzburg Muse­um; Muse­um der Mod­erne, Salzburg; Palaz­zo Strozzi, Flo­rence; Museo di Roma; Würth Col­lec­tion, Künzel­sau; Essl Col­lec­tion, Klosterneuburg. Stra­bag Art­col­lec­tion, Vien­na; Liau­nig Col­lec­tion, Neuhaus.
Rudolf Hradil, painter, print­mak­er, drafts­man and water­col­orist, lived and worked in Salzburg and Vienna.

Rudolf Hradil. Still life
with a text by Niko­laus Schaffer
pub­lished by Müry Salz­mann Verlag


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.