Furnishing the wilderness
Disorienting, facetious, polarising – Alois Mosbacher, one of the neo-savages or “Neue Wilde”, has featured prominently in the art world ever since he first caused a splash in the 1980s, when the reputedly dead art of painting was revived. With his figurative sensuality, painterly bravado and narrative vigour and drawing on a great number of different sources for inspiration, he is prepared to this day to risk new departures in his painting.
In this premiere, the Lentos puts a spatial installation of paintings on display by an artist, who is one of Austria’s internationally most renowned painters and graphic artists.
The spectacular show allows insights into Mosbacher’s present painterly universe and the most up-to-date phases of his work. Using his own architectural setting, Alois Mosbacher transforms the Great Hall into an exciting forest of paintings, into a wilderness full of unexpected perspectives. His renderings of scenes in nature and of animals are at once moving and surprising and penetrate to the heart of things. Impressions from photography and the new media are clearly in evidence and references to the Internet form an integral part of Mosbacher’s subjective critique of our times and the media.
Alois Mosbacher, born 1954 in Strallegg, Styria, lives in Vienna and Obermarkersdorf, Lower Austria.
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