Art Market Budapest 2012


Gunter Damisch - Felsmann István - Hubert Scheibl - Hans Staudacher - Szabó Ottó - Andreas Werner

In keeping with its guidelines for cultural exchange and mutual information, the GAUDENS PEDIT GALLERY is showing artworks by young promising artists from Austria and Hungary in addition to acknowledged representatives of Austrian painting.

Hans 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.

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 artists exhibited at this art fair were all born around 1980/1990 and they work in various art media: drawing, sculpting, collage and painting. The works of Andreas Werner, born in Merseburg an der Saale in Germany in 1984, display stylised motifs. The artist, who now lives in Vienna, uses a technique that combines bright gouache colours that contrast with grey shapes made up of pencil hatchings strung together. Painting and graphics blend into one in his pictorial world. The animal and human robot-like figures of Ottó Szabó, born in Szekszárd in Hungary in 1989, consist partly of scrap metal and everyday materials and are not without a subtle sense of humour. The works of István Felsmann, who was born in Budapest in 1984, can be regarded as examples of how self-evidently young artists avail themselves of art-unrelated everyday materials. Felsmann takes Lego bricks and pieces them together into object works. In cases he masks sheets of newspaper on them or furnishes the surface with constructivist painting.

8-11 November, 2012
Millenáris B épület, BUDAPEST, II. kerület
Opening hours: 8 November 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., 9.-11. November 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.