Drawing – Painting – Architectural Graphics

Crossing boundaries through experimentation.... (Laurids Ortner)

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Galerie Tanglberg in Vorchdorf is opening its participation in the Capital of Culture Year 2024 with an extensive art exhibition featuring international, contemporary artists and architects.

Walter Vopava – Painting
The Tanglberg Gallery is showing large-format, painterly compositions by Walter Vopava, 
that open up and expand the space. Walter Vopava is one of the most important representatives of Austrian painting, known for his painterly and at the same time individual and puristic color compositions. From the very beginning, Walter Vopava turned to a more quiet and existential side of painting.                
“Max Hollein recognizes in the black of his paintings the central colour nuance, which forms the basic color of the structure, the foundation of the picture architecture. Differentiation, connection and movement create a suspended structure of forms that overlap, stagger and layer”.
Markus Wörgötter – Drawing Sculpture
Entering the world of Markus Wörgötter is unsettling. The Tanglberg Gallery presents his expressive drawings of surrealistically dark fantasy figures, complemented by his ‘art creatures’. Sculptures as bodies with deformations, bulging cushions, textile dents and wrinkled shells that distort the familiar into grotesque mutations. 
“I’m not interested in purity, but in mixture,” says Markus Wörgötter about his artistic creatures. In his Viennese studio, the artist makes almost all parts of his sculptures, his “Affektprobanden”, by hand himself. In analogy to the body, the artist understands sculpture as an arena of forces. “Sculpture is transformation, is becoming,” he explains.
Laurids and Manfred Ortner – Architectural graphics
The internationally renowned artist and architect brothers Laurids and Manfred Ortner
L.O.M.O., are showing large-format, colorful graphics with architectural formations at the Tanglberg Gallery. Early on, they worked primarily in the border area between art and architecture, sculpture and installations in public space. In the 1960s and early 1970s, their utopian architectural concepts were inspired by Pop Art and Fluxus.
As Haus-Rucker-Co, together with Günter Zamp Kelp, they conquered the international art scene in the 1960s and 70s. They experimented with consciousness-expanding spatial objects and opened up public urban space as an urban testing ground with their “provisional architecture”. At the time, they dealt with visionary themes and motifs such as environmental destruction or “second nature” as an artificial habitat, which today seem more topical than ever. Today, the conceptual approaches derived from Haus-Rucker-Co projects remain the same, combining historical heritage with the requirements of renewal in an attractive form for the conditions of European architecture.

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Laurids and Manfred Ortner, Walter Vopava, Markus Wörgötter, Joannis Avramidis to Franz Wiegele and Erwin Wurm (artists)  
Erich Spitzbart (Artistic Director)

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Galerie Tanglberg Spitzbart Vorchdorf