Elmar Peintner is
today among the Tyrol's most internationally renowned contemporary artists.
Invitations to exhibitions in Austria, Europe and further afield as well
as awards won at international graphic art biennials in Belgium, Poland,
Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the USA, Sweden and Brazil confirm
the continually growing reputation of this artist. In all of his works
Peintner shows himself to be a reflective observer of both man and nature,
but also as an artist for whom drawing and painting always means challenging
the established boundaries and look beyond the simple manifestation of
man and nature. His "microcosmic examinations of shapes and forms" (Magdalena
Hörmann) are always part of something bigger, which speaks of many general
situations from life and personal experience, and yet his keenly observed
and precisely reproduced analyses of human beings can also be seen as
a metaphor for an ever changing nature. It isn't so much the naturalistic
depictions of nature that are at the forefront of his work, but rather
the attempt to reach into the physical and emotional make-up of man through
the realism of the microstructures of the vegetative state.
Horse lying under long Table, 1999
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