Eva Wagner "screenshots"

Kitzbühel

In the Gaudens Pedit Gallery works by the Austrian painter Eva Wagner are on show until July 2013. 
The artist draws her inspiration from journeys and stays in Italy, Paris, Marrakech, Dakar, Mumbai and Goa, undertaken after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Art.
Everyday, humdrum moments become the focus of the artist and they are transferred to the canvas in colour- and technique-sensitive combinations of crayon, gouache and acrylic paint.
With the help of painting means a real scene is converted into a new imagery: plastic, abstract veils penetrate the planes of the mostly scenic depiction, horizontally and vertically coagulated traces of paint emphasise the spatial aspect. Through the shutter-like, abstract picture layers the view centres on prosaic snapshots in which the objects, clothing, vegetative environment and architecture provide information about the distinctness to her own central European landscape and culture.
The artist, who lives in Vienna and who has taught several times at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, was awarded the Faistauer Prize in 2005 and received a nomination for the Main Salzburg Art Prize in 2011. On show in Kitzbühel are works from the past two years.

Opening
Saturday, 18 May 2013 at 18:00

Opening address: Dr. Wido Sieberer, director of the Kitzbühel Museum


The exhibition is open during normal hours until 6 July 2013. Outside the opening times by appointment.

On Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 17:00, launching the Galleries’ Summer Night, Anneliese Abarth will be presenting her book "CARLO ABARTH – My Life with the Ingenious Automobile Designer"

  • Ashwem I, 2012, gouache, acrylic on canvas, 220 x 170 cm