2012, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm (WxH)
At first sight a hand study, behind it hides a sexual act. The hand and the fingers from the point of view of the vagina, but the vagina is missing. The hand is torn from its surroundings and enlarged, the rest of the body is unimportant.
About the artist
Even as a child, painting was the medium of expression for the artist Judith Reßler. Motivated and supported by her family, she attended a secondary school with a focus on painting. In 2003 she moved from Graz to Vienna to study painting at the University of Applied Arts, with Adolfo Frohner and later with Johanna Kandl.
After her studies (2009) it was clear for her to continue working as an artist. She dared to take the step into self-employment in order to be able to pursue the art 100% further. She found her first studio and organized exhibitions and events there. To do something on her own and to present her works the way she imagines it is a great pleasure for her. The cooperation with fellow artists is also important to her and motivates her. In addition to painting, after a few years she became more and more interested in moving pictures. So she made a few drawn short films. But the focus is still on painting. She has participated in many projects and exhibitions in Vienna and Styria. Now she is in her third studio and is looking forward to further exciting projects.
Judith Reßler needs painting in her life. It is essential for the artist to create something new, to give a white canvas a meaning, to feel the colours and to continue to develop.
In the last years one recognizes a clear process in the paintings. She reduces colour and form. The canvas usually remains open and serves purely as a picture carrier and not as a boundary. Initial approaches can be found in her Water Series (2009), where body parts become blurred, distorted, and there are no clear boundaries.
Characteristic for the works of Judith Reßler is also the picking out of individual body parts. The results are paintings with oversized body regions, hands and figures floating freely in the void. As detailed as some pictures are, others are all the coarser and wilder. It seems as if the paint is simply thrown onto the canvas in a spontaneous act.
The focus is on the expression and effect of the image. Through reduction and a clear brushstroke, the viewer's gaze is directed to the most important thing. Freedom, lightness and clarity in the picture as well as room for interpretation are important components in Judith Reßler's works.
- Artedition 2018 / Contemporary Art by Artinnovation Innsbruck
- 2 page interview in Skip (2011)
- Online article in the magazine Mosaik (2014)
- Art Advent Calendar at Vienna City Hall - ORF recording (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zMwTzEObUI
KUNST ZU RECHT joint exhibition at the Justizzentrum 1030 Vienna, concept & organisation: Veronika Junger
YOUR SHIRT PRINTED BELONGES VOL.2, Atelier Event
HALLO PENZING Solo exhibition in the studio 1140 Vienna
SOLO EXHIBITION IN GRAZ
KUNST IM PARK Art Workshops in the Parks, 1050 Vienna Concept & Organization: Veronika Junger
BAUZAUN: LIVE Painting - Street art, Frohnleiten, Styria Concept & Organisation: Ulli Gollesch
ESCAPE ROOM interior design, wall painting Lower Austria with Mag.art Lisi Schörghofer
20x110: Exhibition with Magdalena Wolf, Yppenplatz, Vienna
DAS KLEINE FORMAT: Group exhibition Galerie Morteveille, Vienna
DER BÖRPER UND DAS BANALE: solo exhibition, Art Hotel Vienna, Vienna
KUNST ADVENTKALENDER, DOOR 17: to the day against violence against sex workers, Interactive room design
Art project at the CREAU, Vienna
HOFFNUNG UND AND OTHER LIES: solo exhibition, Yppenplatz, Vienna
FJ GYM: interior design of a gym, wall painting in London with Mag.art Lisi Schörghofer
THE VOID Vol. 2- Open Studios: Group exhibition, Vienna , Atelier Tautenhayngasse
SUBTITLE - What we should and do, joint exhibition with Martin Jung, Galerie Kandinsky, Vienna
THE VOID - Open Studios: Joint exhibition, Vienna , Atelier Tautenhayngasse
Kitchenclub: Collective exhibition, Galerie 99, Vienna
HALLO - Open Studios: Joint exhibition, Vienna / Atelier Tautenhayngasse
BABA: Farewell exhibition in the studio, Vienna
KUNSTFRISCHMARKT: Project participation, 1070 Vienna
LIEBER EQUAL RIGHT AS LATER, solo exhibition, Graz
14 TAGE IM ATELIER - The project, solo exhibition, Vienna
LEINWAND VS BUNDSTIFT: Joint exhibition with Martin Jung
HERBSTBRUNCH. in the studio joint exhibition with Lisi Schörghofer
"LIVE" art & music in the studio, paintings/Judith Reßer & concert/Herb Sinus
DER BRUNCH: solo exhibition / studio event, Vienna
YOUR SHIRT PRINTED IS LISTENED: Studio Event , Vienna
UNTEN OHNE solo exhibition, Vienna
Group exhibition of the online gallery "Voya", Palais Palffy, Vienna
DAS NARRENKASTL: Art in public space Styria
who is jude reßler: solo exhibition, Vienna
WENN KÜHEN BADEN WALKS: solo exhibition, Styria, Murau
KUNST ZU RECHT: Group exhibition , Vienna
EINTAUCHEN: Diploma exhibition , Vienna
Exhibition participation in Graz and Vienna
PRIVATE: Solo exhibition , Graz
Art advent calendar at the Vienna City Hall, window 10
ZWISCHENSCHUB: Joint exhibition, Vienna
KUNST IM KELLER: Joint exhibition ,Vienna
MALSTROM: Class exhibition of the painting classes, Prof. Frohner and Prof. Herzig, Vienna
GRENZGÄNG: Group exhibition, Vienna
Group exhibition of the painting class, directed by Adolf Frohner, Vienna
MASQUES ET METAMORPHOSE: Group exhibition, France