HERBERT BAUER, ELISABETH RASS - STADT/MENSCHEN - MENSCHEN/STADT
Herbert Bauer With fine graphite pencil the Styrian painter and graphic artist draws rigid structures in both urban building as well as in human terms. His "City Views" illustrate in a humorous way the interactions between urban space and its inhabitants. His individualist’s access extreme measures to stand out from the crowd are it by striking, architectural curiosities or patterns of behavior that have no rightful place in urban areas. Elisabeth Rass Her camera captures cities from quite different perspectives, no glossy views, but the everyday life, the depression, the decay, the transition, the coexistence of old and new. Her cities seem to be living beings, constantly being on the move and renewal. Urban space seems multilayered and interveined by aliveness, or unbearable, or awkward. The residents appear to be a side product of the city.
The city is a centralized, zoned large settlement with its own administrative, government and healthcare structure and is located at the intersection of major roads. To survive in this highly dense environment, the human as an individual is forced to develop his personality extremely.
This exhibition is the third of a three part series of exhibitions by BIENNALE AUSTRIA association presenting the approach of six Austrian artists on this topic.
Information about the artists and BIENNALE AUSTRIA association: http://www.biennaleaustria.org .