Magic Box Twinny
2014, Mixed media on cardboard, 50 x 83 x 7 cm (WxHxD)
"In my work I have been wondering for a long time about where the limits of a painting are.
Where does it begin? Where does it end? What else can a painting be but just designed surface?
As soon as a picture exceeds the 2nd dimension, it develops a body without being a sculpture. From the year 2002 I have created and developed 'Magic boxes'. There is a box in the beginning which I prepare by wrapping it in canvas, before I use paint and other material.The cardboard envelops the space. It supports the canvas and produces a new meaning. This leads to tension which I experience as magic and which gives these works of art the title.
'Twinny' also reminds me of my childhood. It was a popular ice cream at the time, consisting of two parts, partly covered in chocolate, green and orange. It was cheap and sweet ice cream, the colours I used for the box remind me of these childhood highlights."
About the artist
1962 born in Mödling, Austria
1981 Studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna
Mkl. Herbert Tasquil
1986 graduation with "magister artium
practical art mediation at the BG & BRG Baden, Frauengasse
since 1997 member of Kunstverein Süd-Ost KV-SO
2002- 2004 Member of Kunstverein Baden
2006-2011 Lecturer at Lower Austrian Malakademie-Baden
2016 Opening of his studio in Baden, EH Wilhelm Ring 13/2
1982 Beginning of exhibition activities
Since then numerous exhibitions at home and abroad
Solo exhibitions (selection):
2019 House of Art, Baden "Augenbad“
2015 US Embassy/Vienna "The North American Indian“
2014 Retrospective "Silver" Gumpoldskirchen
2013 House of Art Baden "-and why"
2008 House of Art Baden "you black I white/ you black I know“
2005 Ordination Dr. Ronge Vienna "Schmutzapotheke" (Dirt Pharmacy)
2001 Association "il faut le faire" Paris "Sigmund Freud"
1999 Bouton Gallery Munich "marginal"
1997 Bergerhaus Gumpoldskirchen "Own Colours"
Group exhibitions (selection):
2017 work of art days Ottenschlag Castle
2015 work of art days Ottenschlag Castle
KV- SO/ Kunstverein Süd-Ost, St. Peter an der Sperr
2012 work of art days Ottenschlag Castle "20ttenschlag
2004 City Museum St. Pölten "Landscape“
2002 Art Association Baden "The New"
Since 1997 numerous exhibition participations in the context of KV-SO in
Wr. Neustadt, St. Pölten and Vienna.
series of works
Cans, Animals, Sigmund Freud, Liturgy of the breath, Marginalien, Bags, The North American Indian, 60/30, UP- pictures, dirt work, points, numbers, games, Magic Boxes, Magic Books: Britannica, Submarines, 72 Genien,....
Book publication of the Lower Austrian Literature Edition:
Georg Bydlinski/ Hubert Hochwarter "Lindas Blues" St. Pölten 2004
Works in possession of collectors at home and abroad