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heinrich reisenbauer - © gugging gallery, christian berst — art brut
Date 1938 —
Country Austria

Born in 1938 in Kirchau (Austria), Reisenbauer arrived at the Gugging when, shortly after his years in high school, he was diagnosed with psychosis. After 30 years of hospitalization in a pavilion for chronic illness, he was invited, in 1986, to come live at the Gugging House of Artists near Vienna.

His drawings, most often small and drawn with black and colored pencils, invariably offer an almost serigraphic repetition of a subject that varies in miniscule details. He displays the same obsessive concern for order and balance in the most trivial daily tasks. Thus, when he is charged with the distribution of fruit to the residents of the Maison, the exercise is transformed into a veritable “installation” on the lunch table.

With the Walla, Hauser, Tschirtner and Fischer foursome, Reisenbauer has become, at the international level, one of the most emblematic artists of the Gugging.

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candles, 2015
39.37 x 31.5 in
rectangles - © christian berst — art brut
rectangles, 1998
7.87 x 5.51 in
Bird’s house, 2003
11.42 x 8.27 in
Chairs, 2013
5.51 x 3.94 in
stars, 2016
5.51 x 3.94 in
grass - © christian berst — art brut
grass, 2015
8.27 x 5.51 in
Half moons - © christian berst — art brut
Half moons, 2014
70.87 x 17.72 in
Gugging the crazed in the hot zone
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *Gugging : the crazed in the hot zone*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2017. - © christian berst — art brut

Foreword : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Gugging : the crazed in the hot zone, from Septembre 2nd to October 22th, 2017.

the danaids
curator : Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, the bridge by christian berst. From April 2 to May 22, 2022.
Mellitius !
august walla: food passion, galerie gugging, Autriche. From March 10 to June 12, 2022.
ladies brut
Galerie Gugging. From September 17 to November 8, 2020.
architectural dwellings, at the gallery. From December 9, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
Living in art brut
123 works from the Hannah Rieger Collection, Musuem Krems an der Donau. From September 8 to October 26, 2017.
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gugging !
the crazed in the hot zone, at the gallery. From September 2 to October 21, 2017.
Collecting Madness
Outsider Art from the Damman Collection Volume #2, Prinzhorn Collection, Allemagne . From March 14 to April 14, 2014.
A home for Art Brut, at the gallery. From April 7 to May 27, 2006.
exhibition view of *gugging ! the crazed in the hot zone*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2017. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Exhibition view *les danaides* commissaire jan-philipp fruehsorge, The bridge by christian berst, Paris, 2022 - © christian berst — art brut
Press review
Annonce de l'exposition : Gugging, un foyer pour l'art brut
Animula Vagula. April 5, 2006.
LaM, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut de Lille Métropole
collection de l’Art brut
Antoine Frérot collection
Amr Shaker collection
Hannah Rieger collection
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Arnulf Rainer collection
Dammann collection
Gugging the crazed in the hot zone
Language English
the danaids, by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge
Heinrich Reisenbauer

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