2015, Collage, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 100 x 4,5 cm (WxHxD)
"The titles of paintings can have a meaning; they can be a contrast to the picture or they might indicate a further level.
In the current case there are three elementary signs - the circle, the cross and the line. These three signs can be read as a word that means No in Greek. 2015, the year in which this artwork was painted, was a referendum in Greece. That summer I spent in Greece and came across the word OXI everywhere I went. It was a call for resistance. Apart from the Greek population’s fight for the economic situation, I sympathize with protest as such as it usually leads to a balance.
embedded in light colored circles, you can see letters that seem to make no sense when combined. However, letters that have the Roman and Greek alphabets in common are read differently. The seemingly unambiguous must sometimes be questioned.” – Hubert Hochwarter
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