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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

ArtWizard 30.06.2021

 

The ArtWizard team was present at the newest art fair in Vienna to connect with some of the finest Austrian and international galleries. From June 24 to 27, 2021, the new art fair on the Vienna art scene - SPARK Art Fair Vienna took place. The SPARK Art Fair occupied the famous and already historic for other art fairs hall – The Marx Halle, featuring also one of the most renowned international art fairs in Vienna – The Viennacontemporary Art Fair.

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

The SPARK Art Fair had a new and fresh concept and gathered some of the finest galleries in Austria, as well as some renowned galleries from Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Romania. The Fair featured solo presentations of different artists presented by each gallery, as well as three curated focus sections: "Utopia: Post-War" by Sabine Breitwieser, "Perspectives" by Tevez Logar, and "Interface - Contemporary New Media and Digital Art" by Marlies Wirth.

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

Each gallery presented one or two solo artists. Among some of the established galleries was gallery Ulysses, featuring fine drawings by Maria Lassnig, a historical Austrian museum artist, presented at the MUMOK and Albertina museums in Vienna. The drawings contained the characteristic for Maria Lassnig, placing her body at the center of her paintings are expressing what she feels, rather than what she sees. A concept that has been revolutionary in the history of Modern art.

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna | Article on ArtWizard

ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna | Article on ArtWizard

ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

Another renowned gallery, the Lukas Feichtner Gallery presented the very modern Vienna-based artist Zsolt Tibor. His bright mixed media drawings were presented in special wooden boxes covered with glass. The artist introduced himself his art to the collectors, explaining his artistic inspirations of an “intellection-realm of the physical”, embodied in bright pastel colors. His ephemeral drawings are the vision of his acts of deconstruction and construction.

The main section of the fair featured contributions from other local and international galleries, including two solo presentations by gallery Wienerroither & Kohlbacher - Zoran Music and Kurt "Kappa" Kocherscheidt, both quite important artists on the Austrian and international art scene.

The Slovenian-Italian painter and graphic artist Zoran Music was born on February 12, 1909, in Bukovica near Gorizia in what was then Austria-Hungary. His works are partly devoted to depicting landscapes of Dalmatia and Italy, as well as to city scenes of Paris and Venice. Some portraits and everyday scenes of farmers and fishermen are also part of the way Music expresses himself. Particularly noteworthy is the series "Nous ne sommes pas les derniers", which is the result of artistically talking about his impressions from the year 1945 in the concentration camp Dachau.

His art has been part of some important international exhibitions, including major retrospectives of his art at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1995, the Modern Gallery in Ljubljana in 2009, and the Leopold Museum in Vienna in 2018. In Slovenia, Zoran Music's life work is honored with the Preseren Prize in 1991. The other important artist presented by the gallery, the Austrian painter and sculptor Kurt Kocherscheidt was born in Klagenfurt on July 6, 1943. While at the beginning of his artistic career he mainly depicted landscapes, he later made his own style by painting bold geometric figures. The painting by this artist has been exhibited at the 21er Haus in Vienna, Documenta IX in Kassel, at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg, among others. The artist is awarded the Austrian Art Prize for Fine Arts.

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

The Viennese contemporary art Galerie Ernst Hilger presented the Austrian artist Oliver Dorfer. The artist is living and working in Linz. His artistic portfolio comprises drawings, paintings, sculptures, and printmaking techniques such as lithography and carborundum printing. As an important contemporary artist, he received several awards in Linz and Vienna for fine arts and graphic competition and is presented by several galleries, both in Austria (Vienna, Salzburg, and Linz), as well as in the USA (New York) and Italy (Mantova).

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

The new concept of the SPARK Art Fair in Vienna marked an important new scene for the collectors to see a good selection of contemporary art.

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna

 

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ArtWizard at the SPARK Art Fair 2021 in Vienna