Hutzinger / Joos
Large-scale paintings by Hildegard Joos (1909 – 2005) are frequently dominated in their structure by square, circular, triangular and/or elliptical shapes. Born in Lower Austria, Joos was especially influenced by the experiences she gained in the art scene of Paris, where she lived from 1959 together with her husband, the Swiss born philosopher and painter Harold Joos (1913 – 2004). From 1982 the artist couple signed their works jointly H+H Joos.
One of the hallmark strategies in the oeuvre of Christian Hutzinger (b. 1966) is the transfer of motifs reminiscent of molecular or architectural elements or of everyday objects into an entirely new context by means of collage and montage. By including in his perspective the space of the observer, the Viennese artist conceptually transcends the panel painting.
Based on donations to the Lentos by Dieter and Gertraud Bogner and by Christian Hutzinger, the exhibition aims at the juxtaposition of two intriguing artistic positions.
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