Krokus Gallery cordially invites you to the exhibition „This is not a Painting“ featuring the selection of works by Peter Kalmus (SK) and Robert Mittringer (AT).
The exhibition is the part of gallery established presentation format in which two artists with distinctive program, but related basis are confronted inviting a dialogue. Peter Kalmus and Robert Mittringer share unorthodox and experimental approach both to art and to materials. They often use found scraps and create ready-mades in their own distinctive style.
Peter Kalmus (*1953 in Piešťany) has been a prominent figure of a Slovak art scene since the 2nd half of 1970s. His work draws equally from artistic tradition of neo-avantgarde, action and conceptual art with the emphasis on the proccessuality and work with time. His large series are based on the long-lasting collecting of material and its accumulation. Like in the Fluxus movement, in Kalmus work, too, there are no borders between life and art and his everyday life represents a radical lifestyle Gesamkunstwerk. Whereas Kalmus's performances and actions are often politically engaged, in his works on paper or canvas he is interested in the language of geometry or in natural forms and structures. By using the techniques that he has developed such as corrosive graphic or „cobweb drawing“ he stores and preserves the traces of the objects found and reflects their temporal and marginal existence. Peter Kalmus lives and works in Košice and Piešťany.
Rober Mittringer (*1943 in Asten) is an Austrian painter, sculptor and a graphic artist. In the early 1980s he was a member of action group „Donauhunde“, in 1989 he became one of the founding members of the group K5. In his works he uses waste materials such as cardboard or sawdust and from the things found he makes assemblages and objects. His favourite sculptural materials include brick, iron, copper, clay, ash or wood as we know them from the works of Arte Povera movement. He is interested in the used objects undergoing the cycle of production and consumption. Mittringer's works are characterized by a simple poetry, a love for material and a formal reduction. The artist lives and works in Eferding (Upper Austria).
Tuesday, April 3 2012, 18.00-19.00, guided tour, free entrance
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