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Until March 7th, 2021, the gugging gallery invites you to discover the works of two exceptional Austrian artists of overpainting and overdrawing. Over above… presents about 15 works by Arnulf Rainer and a collection of 60 works by Leopold Strobl, who celebrates his 60th birthday this year.

over above … - © christian berst — art brut
Leopold Strobl
leopold strobl, gugging - © marco prenninger, christian berst — art brut

Attending the Gugging workshop (Austria) for the past ten years, he finds in creation a comfort and redemption, a way to keep his mental demons at bay. His small-format colored pencil drawings, crafted on landscape photographs found in newspapers, are similar to magnetic portals. Graphite contaminates the scenery as if to reveal its strangeness. Present in the collections of the MoMa (New York) since 2018, his work was presented the following year in the exhibition Photo Brut at the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles.

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