Tag: art

article by me in the China Report

China Report 50 years diplomatic relations
The "China Report" # 179 is dedicated to the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Austria and China. As it is a special anniversary, the authors are particularly prominent in this issue. Austrian President van der Bellen, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, former Austrian and Chinese ambassadors, Federal Chancellor Kurz, to name just a few, wrote contributions on the occasion.
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almost thrown away

scared girl graphic from 1988 details
I have a few binders of work that I originally wanted to throw away. The reason? I mostly work on series. These have to follow a certain concept or thought. If a work does not fit in, it will be sorted out.
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if sharks were people

graphic with two blossoms ink painting on hemp paper
Among other things, Berthold Brecht wrote short stories, the "Stories from Mr. Keuner" are particularly well known. I would like to present a story here. If the sharks were people.
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burning down the snow

surreal painting burning snow
There has long been a phrase in my ideas treasure chest: burning snow. I'm not sure if this is a creation from myself. Probably born out of my intellectual confrontation with Schubert's "Winterreise". It can just as well come from a poem or even a pop song.
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white black red

white black red gestural art
As in most of my work ideas from Chinese painting and calligraphy flow into them. I would like to take this opportunity to point out a special aspect that is of essential importance for the understanding of East Asian art: the importance of the non-represented, the nothing, the white.
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tryptich finished

mountain part or tryptich III
The title of this tryptich is mountain. In principle it shows 3 mountain peaks which together form a mountain. Just like the Chinese character for mountain 3 represents mountain peaks.
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nude drawing

nude drawing
Nude drawing is one of the most important pillars in a painter's education. For me it has always been one of my weak points. These works are from the time I was at the academy and the time I started to enjoy life drawing.
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