Current Exhibitions

 

Virginie Bailly und Krasimira Stikar

Vernissage: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7—9 pm 

On the exhibitions: 

Bailly: Elsy Lahner, Albertina

Stikar: Hartwig Knack, Art Historian and Cultural Scientist

Exhibition duration: 

until March 16, 2019

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VIRGINIE BAILLY
DAPHNES REQUEST
Paintings

 

Belgian artist Virginie Bailly will exhibit her latest works at Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann for the third time.

Titled Daphne‘s Request, the exhibition is an exploration of Greek mythology, based on a dream in which the artist was transformed into a tree.

With broad brushstrokes and grand gestures, the artist translates her thoughts into painting. She paints exclusively in oil, preferring glaze techniques to give the subject ample brilliance and depth. Some of the elements — agglomerations of brushstrokes and splotches of color — seem to want to take on a whole new state of being from one moment to the next. 

Bailly’s abstract paintings portray a dialogue between dream and the real world, fiction and reality, inside and outside, emptiness and abundance.

She creates organized chaos, using it to grasp incredibly dynamic tensions through the paintings.

 

Biography

Born in 1976 in Brussels

1993-1997 Studied Painting at the Ecole des 

arts d‘Anderlecht 

1998 Studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Montpellier (FR) 

1995-1999Studied Painting at the Hogeschool 

Sint-Lukas Brussels 

2000-03 Postgraduate studies at the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp 

 

Lives and works in Brussels.

 

 

Images (Download):

 

Images

left:
Apendix P1, 2018, 90 x 115 cm

Oil and mixed media on canvas

right:
Daphnes Request P2, 2018, 

80 x 60 cm
Oil and mixed media on canvas

bottom:
Aberratie P2, 2018, 70 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

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Krasimira Stikar
PUNKT – GEDANKE – FLÄCHE
Drawings

 

In her new works, created in 2018, the Krasimira Stikar delves into an exploration of movement, statics, time, and space. Lines and surfaces cover the sheets. The lines grows out of a point, the most original form of representation, they are the tracks of a moving point. These lines are born out of movement, and, as Roman Signer, Explosion (Line), 1982, puts it: “from the destruction of the absolute self-contained serenity of the point.”

 Using points, lines, and symbols, we are brought to a plane of imagination that goes beyond rational thinking. Points and lines connect to supply information. Spaces and surfaces are created by means of points and lines situated on a two-dimensional surface. The abstract is transformed into something concrete and vivid. Things that are not sensory are made observable, analyzable, and reflective.

 The artist takes a great amount of time, quiet thinking, and contemplation to create these sensitive aesthetic works. This calm concentration seems to wash over the observer when looking at the pieces.

 

Biography

1980 Born in Ruse, Bulgaria

2002 - 2005 Studied Computer and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, graduated 2005 Mag. art.

1999 - 2002 Studied Animation at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia

1995 - 1999 Nedka Ivan Lazarova fashion school, Ruse

 

Lives and works in Vienna

 

Images (Download):

 

Abbildungen

links:
WEITER GERADE AUS, 2018 

Bleistift auf Papier, 70 x 100 cm

rechts:
Richtung wechseln, 2018

Bleistift auf Papier, 100 x 70 cm

unten:
Schwerkraft blau, 2018

Acryl auf Papier, 70 x 50 cm

 

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Vernissage: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7—9 pm 

On the exhibitions: 

Bailly: Elsy Lahner, Albertina

Stikar: Hartwig Knack, Art Historian and Cultural Scientist

Exhibition duration: 

until March 16, 2019