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SELECTED WORKS BY Klaus Mosettig

Pradolux.5
Klaus Mosettig
Pradolux.5

2009

pencil on paper

154 x 156 cm
Klaus Mosettig’s meticulous approach to making images is, for him, “simply realistic drawing”, but his work’s uncanny reproduction of visual reality goes beyond mere imitation. Setting up a slide projector in his studio, Mosettig tweaks it to focus on the glitches and scuffs of the lens itself, and painstakingly renders those deficiencies onto sheets of paper on which the image is projected.
Rollei 66AV
Klaus Mosettig
Rollei 66AV

2009

pencil on paper

154 x 156 cm
Each drawing is named after the projector used – Pradolux, Rollei, Pradovit – becoming melancholy self-portraits of an obsolete technology. The use of slide projectors as a way of reproducing a found image in a flattened and disinterested way has its roots in Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art, and is a trope of post-pop painting, but Mosettig’s work is interested not in the image itself but its means of reproduction: the way in which an image comes to life.
Super Climat N 150
Klaus Mosettig
Super Climat N 150

2010

pencil on paper

154 x 156 cm
It’s appropriate, then, that his drawings resemble the reaction of the eye when faced with a blank space. The tiny hairs and specks of dust recall floaters, the shadows of red blood cells that bob across one’s vision when the eye is still, as when one looks closely at a work of art in a white-walled gallery space. In this sense, Mosettig’s work lives in the gap between the eye and the brain, between a thing seen and a thing understood. Its power lies in its unwillingness to close that gap.
Pradovit N24
Klaus Mosettig
Pradovit N24

2010

pencil on paper

154 x 156 cm
Text by Ben Street

Klaus Mosettig's BIOGRAPHY

Klaus Mosettig
Born in 1975, Graz, Austria
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

2012
Drawing Painting, SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, USA

2011
Stuart Shave / Modern Art Gallery, London
StadtGalerie schwaz, Tyrol

2010
Nature Morte, art room Dornbirn, Austria
Systems, Castle Ulmerfeld, Amstetten

2009
Pradolux , Secession, Vienna, Austria

2007
Daily Output, Ă–sterreichisches Kulturforum Tokyo, Japan

2006
Holzplastik, Neue Galerie Studio, Graz,Austria

2003
The transitions are in a passionate balance, which the anchors and Tenon dowel joints in a truss. Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London

2012
DĂ©jĂ -Vu, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
More than meets the Eye", Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

2011
Among Heroes, Kunsthalle NĂĽrnberg

2010
Konstellationen, Museum modernerKunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Prometheus, cultural center for the Friars Minor, Graz
In: System, lock box, Ulmer, Amstetten

2009
Mary Kelly / Christian Capurro / Klaus Mosettig, Simon PrestonGallery, New York, USA
Postalternativ, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria
Beauty of ugliness, Frohner Forum, Krems
Austrian graphics competition, Gallery in the taxi Palais, Innsbruck

2008
Flora, Galerie Museum, Bozen
Tribute to the drawing, Parliament, Vienna

2007
Garden archiving, Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Atelier Augarten, Vienna
Austrian graphics competition, Gallery in the taxi Palais, Innsbruck

2006
Genuine Happiness, KunstbĂĽro, Wien

2005
Wisdom of Nature – Eight Visions from Austria, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya

2003
Why is everything the same?, Galerie Martin Janda, Wien

2000
Eye: Experiments, Carinthian Gallery, Klagenfurt

1999
The Ironic View On Demand Museum, Vienna
Public appearances, space for art, Graz