At long last an exhibition of Austrian painter Hubert Scheibl is shown at Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin. For the occasion a selection of works encompassing oil paintings, works on paper and sculptural elements suggestive of the artist’s multifaceted practice is presented.
Hubert Scheibl (b. 1952 in Gmunden, Austria) uses coating knives, palet-knives and other tools to design his large scale abstract paintings. On a visual level, his works are characterized by the distinctive, touching chromatic universe, yet on an emotional grade, pathos is perceived through a complex dynamism of the spatial structure. The composition seems to be breached through by an intimate light that floods the plane alluding to a deeper space, sublime source of emo¬tional engagement for the viewer.
About the artist
Born 1952 in Gmunden, Austria
Lives and work in Vienna, Austria
Hubert Scheibl’s paintings are poignantly balanced between intuition and careful consideration, between an impulsive painterly directness and a reflective distance. The artist likes to give his paintings expressive titles, often borrowed from the cinema, intentionally evoking, as a subtext, a variety of associations in the viewer. Yet the attempt to discover a theme usually comes to naught, or rather leads back to painting itself, to colour and the movement generated by the layers of paint.