2014, Oil on canvas, 65 x 65 cm, incl. self-made black wooden frame with rear panel
This crouching boy falls out of the picture at the top and bottom, yet he finds himself floating again. In 2014, the application of paint is already more pasty in figurative painting, but the line still strongly separates the body from the equally light background. Thus, one sees a traditional "Metzger" painting with the peculiarity of the play of light and shadow as well as a stronger application of color as a new stylistic element that gradually asserts itself and characterizes the present mode of expression.
The painting comes with a self-made black wooden frame with rear panel.
About the artist
In addition, painting, always starting from the clear line, became more and more important. At this time the artist Oscar Asboth supported him immensely in artistic respects, which led to a strong, above all human development.
Today his stylistic elements are part of Metzger's latest paintings. For some time now he has also been working together with his wife Birgit on the "Gesamtkunstwerk". From interiors and fashion to theatre sets and performance projects. Core and starting point, however, are always his drawings or paintings, shown at about 100 exhibitions in Austria and abroad, among others for the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Most recently collaboration with the Austrian Ski Association.
Martin Metzger lives and works in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria.