Large size works by Anna Meyer (b. 1964 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, lives and works in Vienna) transform the Lentos Freiraum into an open-air gallery for the summer months.
The figurative paintings on display focus on the state of Austria’s mountain world between melting glaciers and mass tourism. With her re-interpretation of 19th-century patriarchal, romanticizing landscape painting the Swiss artist creates polychromatic, detailed, feminist visions of alpine natural environments. Critical-humorous textual and pictorial elements that Meyer integrates into her paintings, some of which give an impression of pervasive unreality, contribute to multi-layered pictorial stories about humanity’s use of nature and the resulting climate crisis.
In 2020 – 22, the paintings from the series “Weltschmelz” were part of “Serpentine. A Touch of Heaven (and Hell)”, a temporary art installation on display along the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße curated by Michael Zinganel.