Herbert Brandl

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Edited by: Günther Holler-Schuster, Peter Weibel Texts by: Ulrich Loock, Peter Weibel, Denys Zacharopoulos Contributions: Hans Ulrich Obrist German, English 2002, 416 Pages, 404 Ills. Softcover 300mm x 252mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1237-8

Herbert Brandl is one of the most important exponents of "New Painting", a direction in art which developed in the eighties not least as an answer to a Concept Art that had become academic. The Austrian artist has taken part in internationally renowned exhibitions since the middle of the eighties, among them documenta IX at Kassel in 1992. Unfortunately, his work has so far been largely unknown to a broader public. In this book, a selection of works documents Brandl´s artistic development to date. "Herbert Brandl´s painting may refer back to its origin - the landscape - but it is just as much a kind of painting with a definite meta-language... Despite the high degree of emotionality and subjectivity, there is a strongly analytical component. Without violating the rules, he moves around in them very freely, looking for possibilities, aware of failure - can you still paint, and what can you paint? (...) Did the bourgeois need for decoration, which lets art, from Turner to Pollock, 'dry up' on the walls, still leave the possibility of panel painting? Herbert Brandl undoubtedly has found opportunities to depict, and at the same time to depict depicting." (Günther Holler-Schuster) The artist: Herbert Brandl, born 1559 at Graz, Austria. Studies at the Academy for Applied Arts in Vienna, with Peter Weibel, among others. Lives and works in Vienna. Exhibition Schedule: Neue Galerie Graz und Künstlerhaus June 15 - August 25, 2002PETER WEIBEL (* 1944, Odessa) is an internationally known media and conceptual artist, curator, and art and media theoretician. Since the 1960s his work has firmly regarded artistic creativity as an open-ended field of activity. He was head of the ZKM, Karlsruhe until 2020. Since 2017 he has been director of the Peter Weibel Research Institute for Digital Culture at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.