Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and its largest city. It is bordered by Germany; the Czech Republic; Slovakia; Hungary; Slovenia; Italy; Switzerland and Liechtenstein showing that their culture has a diverse influence. Discover in this article, five Austrian artists that we would like to introduce to you!
« Snapshots of the current state of mind, presented in a mixture of abstract reduction and pop art. »
Michaela Steinacher’s works make emotions visible, ‘thereby touching people’. The Austrian painter believes that art has the potential to enter into a dialogue with others in order to change things, and since larger than life images far surpass reality, art also reinforces empathy. Steinacher prefers to paint using acrylics in many layers, creating depth and inviting the viewer’s gaze, as if looking through a window.
« What you can’t talk about, you have to paint. »
Rudi Cotroneo is a prize-winning Austrian painter with works featured in several solo exhibitions in his homeland. His atmospheric paintings bring the past, present, and future together while representing situations, travel, and transit from an existential perspective. Cotroneo infuses these captured moments with poetry and volatility. He mainly works using the collage technique, as the images are isolated from their motifs. Painting “pushes them through the wall of time”, creating a new reality.
« I intend to take an unbiased look at those excerpts that we tend to overlook, artistically explore moods that trigger precisely these places in us observers. »
Austrian artist Markus Krön, born in Salzburg in 1970, has been engaged in painting for over 30 years. His landscape painting conserves moods, describes the cultural landscape in concrete formulations, preferably without exaggeration, idealization, and pathos.
Thujen hedges, soundproof walls, detached houses – simple landscapes of a banal everyday life can be found in the works of Markus Krön. The traces of man are at the center and lend the paintings their contemporary character. The works evoke a sense of familiarity and longing in the viewer. However, the painter is not concerned with the criticism of modernization. Instead, he shows that human symbols are interwoven with the original form and beauty of nature.
« At the beginning of the day, the implementation of my works also begins, sometimes intuitively, sometimes critically or emotionally. This approach allows me to pierce perspective and nurture the fourth inner dimension. »
Austrian maid Armina Hatic was born in Mistelbach in 1976. In 2007, she began studying at the Vienna Sculpture Institute and graduated in 2011 with a diploma. Today, Armina Hatic lives in Vienna, where she is a freelance artist.
During his time at the art school, Armina Hatic deals with the illusion theme. Since then, she has been exploring self-observation and experimenting with her objects in various objects and objects. She often finds simple things in her daily life: cutlery from second-hand stores, work utensils such as cloth or sponges.
« Imagery and symbolism in my paintings. »
George Pummer is an award-winning Austrian painter who has showcased his work at the international level. Working with acrylic paints, Pummer creates dynamic portraits that blend traditional portraiture with digital aesthetics. Though his maybe to the highly-realistic renderings of a digital artist, each image is hand-painted blending past and present with effortless touch.