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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022, 3 — 7 P.M.
Gottfried Mairwöger, born in Tragwein in Upper Austria in 1951, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Josef Mikl and Wolfgang Hollegha.
“Several large and important sections of Gottfried Mairwöger’s oeuvre mark, from an art historical point of view, a connecting intermediate position within Color Field Painting, which emerged in the USA at the beginning of the 1960s, and Abstract Expressionism, which preceded it.
A specific characteristic and at the same time a special quality of Mairwöger’s painting is the free, controlled use of color. Mairwöger’s compositions are flatly emphasized, freely swinging out. They explode the picture format, as it were, and make use of the bright inviting white of the canvas, often while clearly marking the edges of the picture.
What is decisive for Mairwöger, despite all the calculations, is the flow of color, the linking of form and the determination of form that emerges organically from the continuously developing painterly events.
The generous, spacious paintings of the artist, who died in 2003 and was also successful in the U.S., possess lightness and rhythm.” (Excerpts from text by Peter Baum)
The exhibition will feature oil paintings and works on paper from the artist’s oeuvre.
Alois Riedl, born in 1935 in St. Marienkirchen near Schärding, lives and works in Brunnenthal in Upper Austria.
From the 1960s Alois Riedl was engaged in painting. Sources of inspiration are everyday objects, armchairs, tattered sofas and fauteuils. Over the years, his interest in abstraction increases and his forms become more closed, geometric and less object-oriented.
The exhibition will feature oil paintings, works on wood and on paper from the artist’s oeuvre.
Exhibition duration: June 9 — July 16, 2022