Roses out of Meadowflowers
1990, Oil and leaf gold on canvas, 58,5 x 66,5 cm (WxH), incl. self-made black wooden frame
The picture Roses out of Meadow Flowers from 1990 shows two dried roses, which apparently grow out of a flower meadow, but are actually stuck like in a sponge. It is very detailed painted with varnish added to the oil paint. Absolutely special, however, is the gold leaf gilding in gradations, which nevertheless emphasizes both central roses even more. The painting comes with a self-made black wooden frame.
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.