New Positions, Art Cologne
April 2014


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 155x140/140x130/23x18cm


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 30x20/18x12cm


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 40x30cm


untitled, 2014
oil, pencil on canvas, 40x30/25x20/25x20cm


Midway, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 160x120cm


Midway, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 160x120cm
details


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 170x150cm


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 40x30cm


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 170x130cm


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas


untitled, 2014
mixed media on canvas, 170x140cm



December 5th, 2013 - January 26th, 2014 | Kunstforeningen GL STRAND (DK) | EXTRACT III

Installation view | exTRAct III | Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
2013 | oil and mixed media on canvas | dimensions variable | © Alastair Philip Wiper



(1 to 6) Installation view | exTRAct III | Kunstforeningen GL STRAND 2013 | oil and mixed media on canvas | dimensions variable | © Alastair Philip Wiper

untitled | 2013| mixed media on canvas | 25x20cm


untitled | 2013| mixed media on canvas | 25x20cm


untitled | 2013| mixed media on canvas | 23x18cm
June 20th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013 | Diplomausstellung | Atelierhaus | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Installation view | Atelierhaus | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2013 | oil and mixed media on canvas | dimensions variable


(1/8) Black Mirror | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 160x130cm
(2/8) untitled | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 30x20cm
(3/8) untitled | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 170x155cm | 170x165cm
(4/8) untitled | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 50x35cm
(5/8) untitled | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 170x160
(7/8) untitled | 2013 | oil on canvas | 50x35cm
(8/8) untitled | 2013 | oil on canvas | 80x50cm
March 15th 2013 - May 5th 2013 | Minimal Compact | Christine König Galerie | Vienna
VICKEN PARSONS | NATALIA ZAŁUSKA | ANETTA MONA CHIŞA & LUCIA TKÁČOVÁ

Installation view | Minimal Compact | Christine König Galerie | Vienna
untitled, 2012 | mixed media on canvas | 160x130cm
Field, 2012 | oil on canvas | 160x120cm


(1/8) Field | 2012 | oil on canvas | 160x120cm
(2/8) untitled | 2012 | mixed media on canvas | 160x130cm
(3/8) untitled | 2012 | oil, charcoal on canvas | 120x80cm
(4/8) untitled | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 50x35cm
(5/8) untitled | 2012-2013 | oil, mixed media on canvas | dimensions variable
(6/8) untitled | 2012-2013 | oil, mixed media on canvas | dimensions variable
(7/8) untitled | 2012 | mixed media on canvas | 55x35cm
(8/8) untitled | 2013 | mixed media on canvas | 12,5x18cm

entire exhibition view

Minimal: Reduction of formal language and color palette, evocation of nature scenes that are condensed into primary structures and abstracted. Geometric regularity and rich coloristic variations with pastel tones.

Compact: Concentration on small formats that focus the beholder’s gaze and intensify visual impressions. A certain vedute-like quality, in serial arrangements coalescing into a succession of moments of rising intensity, which, as if seen through a veil, still allow recognition of the contours of the real. Painting that is both concrete and illusionistic.

Minimal Compact: From widely diverging biographical and cultural backgrounds, the young Polish artist Natalia Załuska and the British Vicken Parsons have both come to cultivate an aesthetic of stringency and an art of quiet intensity. Pictures like haiku, giving rise to form, character and atmosphere, created with an attitude that could be described as désinvolture.

And in the midst of this artistic restraint, Clash! by Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová: a pile of rocks, as if left ready for a bunch of street fighters or political activists with violent inclinations. At first glance this work also appears highly compact. Actually, the artists have created small porcelain sculptures and colored them with acrylic paints. They look like cobblestones, but are really hollow, fragile artifacts. While the little paintings by Załuska/Parsons, in relief-like protrusion, occasionally advance into the realm of the sculptural, the three-dimensional objects of Chişa & Tkáčová can be interpreted as an expansion of painting. The compact is fragile, that which is potentially threatening, vulnerable. The initial deception, and the correction of perception at second glance open an interesting dialectic between violence and danger, reality and illusion.

Thomas Miessgang, 2013
March 6th 2013 - March 9th 2013 | curators' network | Kunsthalle Exnergasse | Vienna

Installation view | Kunsthalle Exnergasse | Vienna
untitled | 2012 | oil and mixed media on canvas | dimensions variable

KUNSTHALLE EXNERGASSE
Währinger Straße 59
1090 Vienna
www.kunsthalleexnergasse.wuk.at

untitled | 2012 | mixed media on canvas | 30x20cm



untitled | 2012 | mixed media on canvas | 20x20cm



untitled | 2012 | mixed media on canvas | 20x20cm