With his new pictures Siegfried Anzinger has opened up a fresh, exciting chapter in his artistic career. The Cologne-based Upper Austrian is considered one of the most internationally renowned Austrian painters and graphic artists. He has long been closely associated with Lentos and its predecessor institution the Neue Galerie.
The show offers an extensive insight into his versatile oeuvre. The exhibition centers around the most recent paintings, drawings and sculptures, which are confronted with early main works selected as examples. Large format canvases are presented from his early work, as well as the Paradise Pictures, created 2009/2010 and shown for the first time in Austria, series with self-portraits, saints, cowboys & Indians.
Siegfried Anzinger, always sure to surprise, reinvents his art. He seeks confrontation, probes what painting and drawing are capable of and will offer in the future. The tragicomic, the grotesque, erotic satire are found in Anzinger’s most recent oeuvre. The artist works with a high degree of autonomy, defying all fashions and trends of the time. He dares to take risks, masters the classical, paints, draws, models vigorously and at high speed.
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