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Exhibition opening: December 2, 2023, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Painting and sculpture
At the opening, at 11.30 a.m., Silvie Aigner will speak
Works by Nicole Bottet, Joanna Gleich, Gabriele Kutschera, Maria Moser, Traudel Pichler, Annerose Riedl, Nieves Salzmann and Eva Wagner will be presented on the first floor. The artists work in a wide variety of techniques and are represented with works on paper, canvas, as well as sculptures. The exhibition reveals the diversity in their working methods and choice of motifs.
Nicole BOTTET, born in Pontoise, France in 1942, captures in her works the aesthetics of the everyday. The central theme is still life and the human body. She prefers to work with oil paints on paper and canvas. The charcoal pencil and collage techniques are incorporated into the oil painting and sometimes enhanced with gold and silver leaf. Nicole Bottet lives and works in Paris and in Brittany.
Joanna GLEICH, born in 1959 in Kluczbork in Poland, works with oil on paper and canvas. She builds her compositions from layers in different color consistencies and shades. Her art is always rooted in nature, although a tendency towards abstraction became apparent in her work early on. Joanna Gleich lives and works in Vienna.
Gabriele KUTSCHERA, born in Vienna in 1950, has devoted herself to the art of forging. In a rhythmic process in which iron is heated and hardened in permanent alternation, she creates expansive and space-creating structures. Gabriele Kutschera lives and works in Vienna and Kösslwang.
Maria MOSER, born in 1948 in Frankenburg in Upper Austria, processes impressions from her father’s forge in her works. After early sculptures in iron, steel, wood and stone, Maria Moser is almost exclusively engaged in painting. Iron and steel in heated and solidified form represent life processes, a tribute to archaic primordial matter. The artist lives and works in Frankenburg and Vienna.
Traudel PICHLER, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (D) in 1941, bases her painterly work purely on questions of the painting process, coloration and composition. Her abstract-looking paintings are often still based figure, still life or landscape. Her paintings are veritable explosions of color, coloristic fireworks and move between figuration and abstraction. Traudel Pichler lived and worked in Vienna and in Ziersdorf (Lower Austria) until her death.
Annerose RIEDL, born in Passau (Germany) in 1949. Annerose Riedl creates expressive, self-confident personalities out of wood, more precisely from limewood, carved out of one piece. She has made the figurative a basic constant in her work. The archaic bodies, mostly female, are convincing in their clarity. Annerose Riedl lives and works in Brunnenthal near Schärding.
Nieves SALZMANN, born in 1976 in Les Lilas, in France, deals in her work with landscapes, urban worlds and perspective. Empty and deserted, it depicts streets, rows of houses, outlying districts and industrial areas. From, mostly in oil on paper, canvas and wood worked pictures, compositions of everyday places between figuration and abstraction. Nieves S. lives and works in Paris.
Eva WAGNER, born in Salzburg in 1967, finds her inspiration in fleeting moments of everyday life. Layer by layer, she develops her paintings, overpainting and obscuring, combining abstract and figurative sections, with delicate transparent layering over the painting like a veil of calm. The artist lives and works in Vienna.
On the 1st floor
PAUL F L O R A (1922 — 2009)
Drawings and graphics
Paul Flora developed a striking, ironic visual language at an early age and consistently pursued a distinctive stroke technique. The drawings, executed in ink pen, pencil, or in graphic art, here especially in etching, captivate with their precise strokes, which give his works their special expressiveness. The exhibition features graphic works by the artist.
Exhibition duration: December 2, 2023 — January 10, 2024