Born in 1958 in Steyr (Austria).
Died in 2016 in Vienna.
By age 16, he had already made 150 woodcuts. From 1997 until his untimely death in 2016, he was head of the graphic arts department at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Starting in the early 90’s, our fertile collaboration in the shop included stone lithos, woodcuts, artists’ books and, as of 2011, a first for the atelier — spontaneous image-making through printmaking. For his solo show at the Albertina in 2013, he shipped us his immense woods, already carved, from his Vienna studio. Once in Paris, he became like a free jazz virtuoso, working with us making huge, one-of-a-kind pieces with collage, drawing, painting, woodcut and monotype on the same sheet. A partner of unparallelled brilliance.
Né en 1958 à Steyr (Autriche).
Mort en 2016 à Vienne.
À l’âge de 16 ans, il compte déjà 150 bois gravés à son actif. De 1997 à sa mort prématurée en 2016, il dirige le département d’art graphique de l’Académie de Vienne et poursuit une collaboration féconde avec l’atelier : lithos sur pierre, bois gravés, livres d’artistes… Pour son exposition personnelle au musée Albertina en 2013, il souhaite que nous improvisions façon free jazz : une première pour l’atelier ! Depuis Vienne, il nous envoie d’immenses panneaux de bois, déjà taillés.
À Paris, nous composons donc spontanément à quatre mains des pièces uniques, mêlant collage, dessin, peinture, bois gravé et monotype. Un partenaire redoutable d’une virtuosité hors pair.
Eastern-Western Black + White
Eastern-Western Black + White was the first substantial series worked on and published with Gunter Damisch. He had commenced cutting boards in Vienna which he brought with him and engraved the final ones in the studio in Paris. The first ten copies of the sixteen plates at of an edition of 25 come in a clothbound portfolio painted by the artist.
400 € each or 5 000 € the complete set of 16
The first lithographic series came in 1995 with several trips to Paris to work on the Steingedichte series. He used individual small stones for each composition printed in black with at times several color layers added also drawn on stone. From the edition of 21, ten copies were, of each of the sixteen plates, laid in a clothbound slipcase.
300 € each or 2 425 € for the set.