The group show presents exciting positions by eight artists. The works displayed range from drawings with pencil or self-brewed coke, watercolors, and gouaches to overdrawn newspaper clippings, "lackskin" works, the opening of a gallery wall, and a banner for the exhibition.
STRICH ZEICHNUNG BILD presents exciting positions by eight artists under the the selection comprises works by Lucas Ajemian (born in 1975, USA), Mike Bouchet (born in 1970, USA), Maria Brunner (born in 1962, Austria), Béatrice Cussol (born in 1970, France), Trixi Groiss (born in 1958, Austria), Olaf Metzel (born in 1952, Germany), André Thomkins (1930 Lucerne – 1985 Berlin), and Heimo Zobernig (born in 1958, Austria).
Axel Huber, artist, curator, and artistic director of the Villa Arson in Nice for many years, has had an inspired look into several artists’ studios and has come up with a refreshing variety of sophisticated works. The show presents uncompromising representatives of the surreal fantastic, the hyper-realistic, the ironic, and the playful narrative. The works shown range from drawings with pencil or self-brewed coke, watercolors, and gouaches to overdrawn newspaper clippings, “lackskin” works, the opening of a gallery wall, and a banner for the exhibition. The exhibition focuses on radically individualistic approaches which strike us because of their unwavering attitude towards trends and fashions. A survey of a kind we come upon much too rarely – technically brilliant, pranky, humorous, and informed by comprehensive intellectual knowledge like André Thomkins’ œuvre. A series of exciting positions which do not claim to convey any overall idea but convince us because of their personal stance.
Image by André Thomkins
Tuchlauben 7a - Wien