Eva Wagner


The mostly large-size paintings of Eva Wagner on show constitute a link between figural scenes and abstract spatial order using colour and lines. The painted pictures come alive mainly through the fresh colouring expressed in a bright yellow, a quiet orange and a tender violet. The narrative motifs, which alternate spatially between in front and behind are zoomed in or out by Wagner – rather similar to getting the right focus using a digital camera -, form layers as various levels and are set in motion by applying abstract artistic forms that break through the work’s foreground.

Eva Wagner is an acknowledged artist of the middle generation. She completed her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the University for Applied Art in 1993. Working visits have taken her to Italy, Paris, Marrakesh, Dakar, Mumbai and Goa. In 2003, 2006 and 2008 she teaches at Salzburg’s Summer Academy, in 2004 she is guest professor at the École Nationale des Arts in Dakar. She is awarded the Anton Feistauer Prize in 2005 and in 2011 she is nominated for the Salzburg province’s Grand Prize for Creative Art.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7 p.m.
in the Gaudens Pedit Gallery, 9900 Lienz, Brennerleweg 1
Silvie Aigner (Curator) will be giving a talk on Eva Wagner.

The gallery is open during the gallery opening hours:
Friday from 2 until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. or by appointment.

  • Promenade II, 2011, mixed media on canvas, 125 x 160 cm