1. červenec 2004 - 4. září 2004
The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Helnwein one-man show at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
July – August 2004
Landscape 1 (Nire Valley, Ireland)
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2001, 60 x 299 cm / 23 x 117''
GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN 'Irish and Other Landscapes'
July 3 – September 4 2004
Curator: Dawn Williams
Essay: Mic Moroney
His paintings represent a fusion of historic and contemporary artistic practices, uniting the Romantic aesthetic of Caspar David Friedrich, the political radicalism of Viennese Actionists and the technical
precision of the photorealists of the 1970’s. Although often based on photographs, or inspired by film stills, his paintings are built up in fine layers of traditional oil paint and represent a degree of
technical accomplishment rarely seen in European academies. He uses this technical accomplishment and finesse to carry across the strong political message contained in his art.
Peter Murray, Chief Curator
Helnwein working on "Irish landscape" (Tullamaine)