Drawing on paper in post-war German and Austrian art

Drawing on paper in post-war German and Austrian art
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In Germany and Austria, starting from the early 1960s, drawing took on a prominent position as an artistic practice. This exhibition, born from the collection of Count Christian Duerckheim, compares the works on paper of four artists, relatively little known in the UK: the German artists Rudi Tröger (born 1929), Karl Bohrmann (1928 - 1998), Carl- Heinz Wegert (1926 - 2007) and the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch (1938 - 2022). For each of the four artists, drawing becomes a means through which to express their own vision of the world. Tröger uses his pen and ink drawing, giving shape to distorted spaces, elongated figures, to "draw something that becomes something else". For Bohrmann his drawings of still lifes, nudes and interiors are the means to narrate life and intimacy. For Wegert, drawing is a delicate tool through which to create entire microcosms. Finally, for Nitsch, drawing, engravings and performances intertwine to reveal their most provocative nature whose ultimate aim is to break taboos.

Paolo Mastazza - © 2024 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London