The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Macro Micro: Austrian artist Gunter Damisch exhibits at the Albertina in Vienna
Gunter Damisch, Rotsprühflämmlerdruckcollage, 2013. Holzschnitt + Collage. © Gunter Damisch, Foto: Günter König.
VIENNA.- In the 1980s, Gunter Damisch (born in Steyr/Upper Austria in 1958) became known in the wake of the »Neue Wilde« or »New Wild Ones«, a loose group of young artists responding to the internationally proclaimed downfall of painting with expressive, colourful pictures. Within his extensive oeuvre, Damisch has conceived a highly individual iconography and mythology that oscillates between figuration and abstraction and by which he fathoms his pictorial worlds. Since 1992 the artist has held a professorship in printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Within the framework of this exhibition, his recent production of monumental woodcuts, monotypes, and printed collages will be on public view for the first time.

Gunter Damisch came to intensely face the challenge of large-format plates in 2009. He has created more than one hundred woodcuts, unique color prints, and collages to date, sixty of which are displayed in the present exhibition for the first time. Sixteen monochromes printed from wooden plates showing all-over compositions served as his starting point. These prints constitute an alphabet that Damisch derived from key motifs and subjects of his hitherto developed pictorial worlds. In a second step, he created unique multicolour prints from individual plates. It is “a symbiosis and vari ation of individual motifs in utmost condensation verg ing on the dissolution of the original motifs” that the artist aims at as he says. “The erstwhile significance is to be broken up in favor of high density and complexity, of a network of layers, deep spaces, and overlapping areas, of a dance of signs and an effect com-mitted to thinking in musical and painterly structures as well as insights into micro and macro-realms and their representation.” In the third and most recent step of his working process, Damisch focused on collages in which he playfully rearranged information and visual material isolated from its context in an intuitive manner. The collages combine parts of his works with elements isolated from quite different historical, philosophical, artistic and literary spheres. The various components are brought together to new compositions in transparent overprints. This facilitates, as Damisch points out, an interplay between construction and deconstruction, an oscillation between detail and overall structure, dissolution and new formal solutions.



Today's News

June 19, 2013

Georg Baselitz unveils monumental three-figure sculpture at the V&A in London

Exhibition of paintings and drawings by the Belgian artist Paul Delvaux opens in London

Paul McCarthy overtakes Park Avenue Armory's immense Drill Hall with his largest installation to date

Portrait gallery announces mother wins BP Portrait Award 2013 for portrait of her 35-year-old son

Christie's Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art realises $100.4 million

Richard D. Kinder announced as new Board Chairman, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Macro Micro: Austrian artist Gunter Damisch exhibits at the Albertina in Vienna

Wovensouls online June 30 auction features private collection of rare antique Tibetan textiles & jewelry

"Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010" opens at the Drawing Center

British clean-up begins on rescued German World War II Dornier Do-17 bomber

Final display of works from the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

Menil Collection moves forward with its campus plan to create a new landscape design

New Yorker cover artist Ivan Brunetti reveals the full range of his art, in Aesthetics: A Memoir

National Museum of African Art presents "Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen"

Pair of original Peanuts Sunday comics realizes a combined $78,200 at Philip Weiss Auctions

Contemporary "Canopic Jar" sells for $290,000 at Bonhams New York

Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne exhibit at Ben Brown Fine Arts

Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, and Monhegan on view at the Brandywine River Museum

Monster book sells for monster price on first day of the London International Antiquarian Book Fair

New work by Harry Cory Wright on view at Eleven in London

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site