Klaus & Elisabeth Thoman (Eds.)
Austrian painter Herbert Brandl’s well-known landscapes—which often present dramatic natural phenomena—oscillate between an incredible closeness and a great distance. Brandl (b. 1959), whose career first climaxed in 1992 exhibitions at dOCUMENTA (9), Kassel, has also been a professor since 2004 at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf, Germany. Living and painting in Vienna, he generally takes inspiration from photographic mementos, which he collects in an archive. By doing so, he manages to translate the impression of immediate personal experiences into the medium of painting. In the process, seeing and perceiving for Brandl are in constant dialogue and give rise to a very distinctive interplay of abstraction and representation. His sweeping form of Color Field painting just barely retains a spatial dimension. Summersnow shows some of Brandl’s newest works together with earlier pieces. The hardcover book also includes texts by Andreas Krištof and Margareta Sandhofer.
Hardcover / 11 ¾ x 7 in. / 64 pp / 32 color
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