Acrylic glass lisarot, 2 brass hooks
three-dimensional box, acrylic glass, 2 brass hooks
57 × 45 × 4 cm
Inv. No. 0025b
Boxlike, plexiglas objects – it becomes obvious that first of all these create a subtle colour saturation using monochrome material. The reflections on the picture surface stand in a subtly created opposition to the translucent, non-reflecting shadows which are cast. Due to the way light is reflected along the edges, a fine net of lines is formed framing the body. It separates the reflections on the surface, giving them their proportions.
In the daily flood of images, the non-representational picture is more attractive and more memorable. The search for a picture liberated from narrative, liberated from programme and meaning, has something refreshing because it creates a focal point directly, without mediation. The pictures are intentionally provocative in their modesty. They insist that viewers perceive them as a whole. In this way they achieve something indescribable, something which can only come into being through materialisation: the pure effect of beauty.
Paul Katzberger, 2005 (translation: Tim Sharp)Continue reading
On To Something New. Three Decades from Schiele to Schlegel from private collections, Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Krems, 2021
Nach Rokytník. The collection of EVN, MUMOK, Vienna, 2005
There is something you should know. Die EVN Sammlung im Belvedere, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, 2000
Funky Minimal, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, 1999
Funky Minimal, Le Consortium, Dijon, 1999
Auf zu Neuem. Drei Jahrzehnte von Schiele bis Schlegel aus Privatbesitz [on the occasion of the exhibition “On To Something New. Three Decades from Schiele to Schlegel from private collections”, Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, March 27th 2021 – February 6th 2022], Weitra 2021, p. 127