Gunter Damisch – Hubert Scheibl – Hans Staudacher

The "Graphix" exhibition in the loffice premises in the Schottenfeldgasse in Vienna presents three fundamental positions of Austrian art. It spotlights paper works by Günter Damisch, Hubert Scheibl and Hans Staudacher.

Staudacher, who was born in St. Urban on Lake Ossiach in Carinthia in 1923, is considered one of Austrian art’s major innovators after 1945. He discovered models for his expressive and tachisme-influenced painting in the Paris of the 1950s. Under the impact above all of George Mathieus picture language, the self-taught Staudacher, who was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art in 2004, developed an independent variant of Art informel. Staudacher’s gouaches, which combine very vividly painting and graphic, share the same picture-composing process as his large canvas works.

In Hubert Scheibl’s world the stylistic relationship between paper and canvas works is a little different. Born in 1952 in Gmunden in Upper Austria and in his early years renowned as one of the Neue Wilde, Hubert Scheibl is successful on the international art market today with his large, powerfully coloured abstract oil paintings. His paintings, carried out wet in wet with palette knife and squeegee, in which undefined spaces by association convey landscape impressions, connect with the works on paper by means of the poetically meditative expression. Colour is used on a more reduced scale in the paper works than in the canvas paintings and line networks pervade fragilely the entire painting.

Similarly poetic the works of Günter Damisch. Damisch was born in 1958 in Steyr in Upper Austria and is currently Professor for Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. Like Scheibl he was one of Austria’s exponents of the international art movement of the Neue Wilde. Mythological signs, ovals, circles and oblongs, wavy lines, amoeba-like creatures and flickering galaxies inhabit Günter Damisch’s pictorial world. The works on paper, which for the artist constitute the origin of the development of his form language, correspond in style to the works done on canvas, with the watercolours in particular emphasising the lightness of the motif world.coming soon!

6 November at 7 p.m.
LOFFICE by Salétrom, BUDAPEST, VIII., Salétrom u. 4.

Welcoming by Nóra Winkler
About the artists: Fanni Magyar

The exhibition is open to the public till 30 November by appointment: