ANNIVERSARY-exhibition in vienna - 80 years Heinrich Reisenbauer

03/10/2018 - 06/10/2018

Address: COORE-GC Real Estate, Rotgasse 6/16, 1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Wednesday until Friday, each time 11 am until 7 pm, Saturday 10 am until 1 pm

In 1986 Heinrich Reisenbauer moves into the House of Artists in Gugging. Inspired by his creative environment, he begins to put everyday motifs on paper and develops his very own formal language over time. Within a few years he succeeds in achieving national and international success. Although the artist shows little emotion externally, he is very interested in what is happening around him and likes to travel to his exhibitions.

Heinrich Reisenbauer is by now one of the most important representatives of art brut.
He became famous for his serigraphic depictions of objects or other simple motifs illustrated accurately next to or underneath one another. Upon first glance, the figures may appear identical. Rather, it is precisely under the superficial similarity of his garish red apples, bright orange pumpkins or his green chestnuts that their individual shapes emerge. One has to look on for a little while before the fine variations emerge, creating the tension, which makes his work so enticing. The artist draws from left to right with pencil and coloured pencil on paper; for his large-format works on canvas he uses Sharpie marker and acrylic paint.

​In 1990 he received the Oskar Kokoschka Prize with the group of Gugging Artists and his works can be found in numerous renowned private and public collections worldwide; including the Museum of Everything, England, the Collection de l’Art Brut, Switzerland, the LaM, France, and the Helmut Zambo Collection, Germany. Since 2017 his motifs have also adorned the creations of the British designer Christopher Kane, who, inspired by his Gugging visit, created an own fashion collection. ​We are pleased to present and offer pieces for sale from this collection.

On the occasion of Heinrich Reisenbauer’s 80th birthday in July this year, the gallery gugging is very keen to celebrate the Gugging Artist. ​After having been on the spot in Vienna several times with temporary projects and exhibitions, the gallery has succeeded to be represented again in Vienna with the anniversary exhibition for Heinrich Reisenbauer in the 1st district. His jubilee and solo exhibition presents a broad spectrum of coloured pencil drawings, various large-format canvas works, up to an etching edition hand-coloured by the artist especially for this event.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

Nina Katschnig, Irina Katnik & the gallery gugging team