Exhibition John Wieser
"nudes in graphite"
During the Summer street festival on the 30th of August we are opening the Exhibition of John Wieser. It is possible to enter our Saalbacher Hof Summer Galerie over our sun terrace. You can visit the exhibition every day from 10 am to 10 pm from the 30th of August until the 06th of October 2013.
As the nude portrait is an almost inexhaustible subject, artists and photographers have tried to proceed with it countless times. Therefore it is John Wieser’s personal challenge to create something special with his work, something distinctive when compared with the work of others. By choosing the simple tool graphite he has managed to create a very special series of nude portraits – the “nudes in graphite”. Elaboration on the edge of perfection, consummate skill in using this technique, the unerring eye for physical proportions, and above all, patience and the power of imagination are the essential conditions for realizing such projects. Not only picturing the human body but also filling it with life, emotion and harmony, sensuality and elegance, thoughtfulness, ease of mind or tension, this means true art to John Wieser. Nude studies should not be compelling due to embellishment but solely appeal by their way of representing. Nothing should distract the viewer of the painting from the essential subject. Aesthetics and naturalism are combined in one picture.
John Wieser, 1969, Austria
The self-taught artist started his professional career in 1993.
Fascinated by the smallest
details of nature, he delights in the entire process, from empty canvas to a
thought provoking painting perfectly executed. Not satisfied with just
reflecting nature with colors or pencil, he incorporates aesthetic harmony. The
pencil as "equipment of the first hour" offers very many
possibilities of the organization to him. From the sketch up to photo-realistic
elaboration, high-contrast or only tenderly, from the running to the completely
distinguished picture, of combined representations up to the finest detail is
Particularly for commission-work, like Portraits and nude-artwork he recommends the pencil. No color, no brush does reach the exactness of a fine pencil point. A large advantage he sees also in the grey tones of Graphite, which permit the viewer to look more deeply the character of the explaining, without being diverted from colors.
In the Year 2002 the artist began to work more on his nude-pencil-drawings, always focused to connect aesthetics and naturalism done in a perfect artistic execution. At the time, his nude-series is one of the most important in this special technique in Europe!
Exhibitions: Austria, Germany, Italy, USA, Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia.Awarded at the Biennale di Chianciano 2009