incidences, 2016, gouache on paper, 192 x 240 cm


STRABAG Kunstforum is pleased to invite you and your friends to the solo exhibition of the prizewinner of STRABAG Artaward International 2017, swiss artist Julia Steiner.

From 2015 to 2017, the STRABAG Artaward International has been open to artists from Austria, BeNeLux, North Rhine-Westphalia and Switzerland. Julia Steiner was able to convince the jury with her works submitted to the art prize and was thus voted the first prize winner from Switzerland! For the preparation of her solo exhibtion, she worked at STRABAG Artstudio. Inspired by the spatial characteristics of the Artlounge at STRABAG Haus, Vienna, new works were created that will be presented with other current works in Julia Steiner's exhibiton Days and Spaces.

Highly present but simultaneously liberating, captivating and introverted, dominant and fragile. Julia Steiner's drawings are characterized by this simultaneous presence of contrasting qualities. Steiner draws without preparatory sketches in layers of black gouache on white sheets of paper and on white walls. The facility and ease of her pictures is rooted in their texture, ultimately based on her vigorous application of dry paint with a bristle brush. At times this has draftsmanslike precision, at times painterly obscurity, ranging from razor sharp to blurry. She also fills large-format sheets with subtlety as well as surfaces in public space.

Opening, 6.30 p.m.
Siegfried Wanker, Vorstand STRABAG SE

About the Artist:
Eva-Maria Bechter, Galeristin, Kuratorin, Kunsthistorikerin

Thursday, 12. Oktober 2017, 18 – 21 Uhr
Artlounge im STRABAG Haus
Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien

Duration of the exhibition: 13.10. – 10.11.2017

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