The Salzburg-born Jakob Gasteiger has been one of the most renowned representatives of Austrian painting since the 1980s. In 2017 The Salzburg Museum dedicated a solo exhibition to him in the Kunsthalle of the Neue Residenz. The curatorial concept combined a retrospective selection of works since the 1980s with exemplary emphases in the field of colour, painting and the object.
'Gasteiger's notoriety is the result of images that emerge in a consistently pursued form. In an interview in 1999 Jakob Gasteiger described his work as a process-oriented thematization of painting per se. For him, art is the creation of a system of storylines in which images without any iconographic claim are created. The repeated activity of applying paint and structuring the material color would also refuse any image content. Although Gasteiger's complete works meanwhile include not only painting but also other media and today include temporary forms of work, installations and objects, this painting-oriented attitude is still valid. All works formulations are always set from the perspective of painting. For Gasteiger it is crucial to work on a picture idea. In addition, it is important to him to design painting as a pragmatic process and subject it to a structured process of creation.
Richeldis Fine Art are delighted to represent Jakob Gasteiger and offer a collection of paintings and work on paper by the artist.