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Opening | 13.11.2007, 7.00 p.m.
Exhibition | 14.11.2007 - 16.11.2007
Venue | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Main Buliding, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, Aula, Demonstrationsraum

Opening Hours: daily from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., free admission

 

© Karin Ferrari: With teeth, mixed media on paper, 110 x 150 cm, 2007

 

Karin Ferrari in conversation with Elisabeth Samsonow (artist, author, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

13.11.2007, 7 p.m.
Introduction: Diana Baldon
MP3 (2:55 min - 2 MB)

Moving in a field of improvisation, Ferrari’s practice encompasses many abstract registers bringing together a variety of painting styles. Her approach in experimenting with different techniques impresses for the spontaneity and enthusiasm with which paintings, drawings and collages become a conglomerate of energetic, colourful images. The solidity and forcefulness of her graphic lines made by masking tape, graphite and charcoal, loosens up within the shimmering, atmospheric effects of colour fields obtained with chalky pastels, oils and acrylics. Although revisiting precursors like Renaissance painter Titian and his method of multi-layering surfaces with diverse techniques simultaneously, Ferrari’s gestural mark making gives birth to graffiti-inspired forms that fragment into a vibrant, all-over undergrowth and demonstrate her freedom in representing images that distress the working processes of painting. (DB)

Ferrari2   © Karin Ferrari: Sho, mixed media on paper, 150 x 85 cm, 2006