Hermann Pedit - 20 years of garden studio


Hermann Pedit was born in Lienz in 1933, was given his first lessons in painting at the Kirchmayr drawing school in Innsbruck and went on to study under Sergius Pauser and Fritz Wotruba at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Whereas his style in the 1950s and 1960s was strongly influenced by Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism, in the 1970s the artist discovers more and more his own form language which subsequently leads to a creative process with a high aesthetic quality.
In Hermann Pedit’s garden studio at Brennerleweg 1 the pictures on show are mostly oils from his creative period after 1992. That was the year in which the artist’s garden studio was erected based on plans by his architect son Veit Pedit, and Pedit’s painting experienced a liberating effect commensurate with his personality thanks to the possibility to create larger formats.
The media archive was developed at the Lienz business college in the course of a project assignment. The students compiled a digital archive of publications on the artist and his work.
In future, press articles, radio interviews, photos and clips from the 1950s to the present day will be available on a website. One of the focal points is the Nacht der Seele cycle (Night of the Soul), but there will also be texts from Hermann Pedit and various curators.

Wednesday, 1 August at 7 p.m.
in the Gaudens Pedit Gallery, 9900 Lienz, Brennerleweg 1
Karin Cervenka (BMEIA) will be giving a talk on Hermann Pedit

Following that, the media archive will be presented by Lukas Göritzer, David Vergeiner and Marco Zuegg.
Christine Brugger (Radio Osttirol) will talk on the Hermann Pedit media archive.

The garden studio is open to the public during the gallery opening hours:
Friday from 2 until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or by appointment.

  • View from outside © Veit Pedit