Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Hubert Scheibl recognized as an outstanding exponent of an abstract-sensitive, lyrical style of painting. The exhibition in the Orangery at the Lower Belvedere presents series from the last ten years, in which art is still an expression of hope.
The show juxtaposes large paintings with a compact environment, thereby transforming the architecture of the Orangery into a mysterious and evolving labyrinth of rooms and images.
This stark contrast in scale results in the vast abstract canvases-so characteristic of Scheibl's work- disrupting the spatial structure, leading visitors on a journey through the artworks and hence transforming their awareness and experience of the picture plane. The overwhelming sensual nature of his work allows us to perceive the Orangery's space in a new way and thus alters the traditional relationship between space and viewer.
Hubert Scheibl studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Max Weiler and Arnulf Rainer. He started exhibiting internationally in the mid 1980s (Biennale São Paulo, Biennale di Venezia, USA, France, Italy, Germany, South Korea, etc.).

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