25th February to 25th March 2022
Kurt Hüpfner’s 70 years ongoing oeuvre consists of sculptures, assemblages, collages, paintings, wall hangings, caricatures, graphic reproduction, bundles, text pictures, graphic novels and hundreds of drawings. The main themes in his art are political events, personal memories and encounters as well as his personal studies of authors, artists and text sources. The outcome is a unique world, full of mythical creatures and figures, created using a variety of materials, colours and forms.
Marianne Langs central medium of representation is the drawing – but thinks of the medium in a larger scale by experimenting with different techniques, materials and perspectives. The common topic in the art by Lang is the tension between human beings and nature. The way we think about nature, space and architecture is shaped by the way we think about boundaries. How far do we go to intervene in nature? When comes the point where nature conquers back?
From canvas to paper and sewing work to objects, the artist calls it “working on trial and error”. Many materials are recycled through Petra Lupe and find their way from her surroundings into her work. Working in series is particularly important for Lupe, because only by repeatedly dealing with one topic or material she dives deeper and finds her way forward layer by layer until the right visual language is found.
There is a recurring theme in Peter Baldinger's extensive oeuvre: Dissolution. Whereby he always approaches it from a different point of view, tries to rediscover it through different techniques and engages with it playfully. In his art Baldinger works with everyday motifs and well-known subjects from art history in a very systematic way, asking himself: How much information is necessary to recognize a picture motif? Or reverse: How much can image resolution be lowered without losing the motif?
Since 2019 Christine Mayr has dedicated herself to a new topic – face blindness. She is working to bring this special form of perception to paper, giving the spectator an impression of how individuals with face blindness experience their environment. Mayr draws with coloured pencils on paper, her sculptures are constructed from ceramic and are sometimes coloured and glazed. Most of the time she works intuitively, she doesn’t compose her artworks, but simply lets them grow and emerge.