Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2015
With delicate lyricism, emerging Hungarian artist Karina Mendreczky (b. 1988) creates fictional landscapes using light and shadow, theatrical lighting and graphic forms. Recipient of the 2015 Kunsthalle Wien Prize, Mendreczky created the installation, Thin Dream, at the Kunsthalle Wien. Silhouettes of acrylic trees, whose details were hand-carved with an etching needle, were projected onto the back wall of the gallery to create the impression of actual large-format drawings. Mendreczky draws on the techniques of graphic printing and stage design to remind us that nature cannot be reproduced. The accompanying exhibition catalog features a compact record of the installation including an essay by Bärbel Vischer, interviews with Lucas Gehrmann, and Kunsthalle director, Nicolaus Schafhausen plus a multi-page color insert of informative installation shots and details. An excellent document for a young and talented artist.
Softcover / 5 ¼ x 7 ½ in. / 48 pp w/ color insert / 10 b&w and 5 color
Retail Price: $13.00
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA