Born in 1968 in Steyr, Austria. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Robert Gschwantner maintains the structure of pictorial representation, while basing his works on the juxtaposition of tiny plastic tubes with oil paint running through them, substituting the traditional brushstroke. Landscapes and architectural images spread across through the space, constructing the reflection of an apparently blurred and changing image in a constant flow of overlapping perceptions, in which depth seems to be a variable value. The backgrounds feature colours or patterns that underline the images’ constant state of mutability: there is no single image but only one in continuous evolution, evoking a sense of immaterial texture. The form that Gschwantner constantly presents in his images of nature reflects his ongoing observation and critique of ecological themes and environmental impact.
Giovanna Nicoletti, 2011
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