Mountainrange "Kaiser" and frozen lake
2010, Oil on canvas, 45 x 100 cm (WxH), incl. self-made black wooden frame with rear panel
The painting created in 2010 for the large exhibition in the Cypriot city of Nicosia is a good example of a subtle change in painting style.
Contrary to earlier depictions, the light and shadow play becomes elementary. The application of paint is still rather thin, but there are also signs of a change in this area. The strong blue of the sky is, one could say, thin and airy, while the forest area seems thicker and more touchable. The snow-covered lake in the lower third of the picture thus marks the counterpart to the sky. Seen as a whole, the view of the 'Kaisergebirge', or rather the narrow longitudinal section, is very representative of the special landscape of Kitzbühel and its surroundings.
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.