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Martina Steckholzer

SELECTED WORKS BY Martina Steckholzer

Cat
Martina Steckholzer
Cat

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 170 cm
Chromogenic
Martina Steckholzer
Chromogenic

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 170 cm
Fragen
Martina Steckholzer
Fragen

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 170 cm
Martina Steckholzer’s paintings offer a poetic ambience suggesting an infinite nothingness of space. Working from video footage filmed in art galleries, air fairs, studios, and museums, she isolates frames that capture the in-between spaces, unusual angles, and overlooked vantages of familiar generic places. Translated into paintings, these images become dislocated into virtual fields: flat canvases projecting abstracted illusions of line, shape, and tone replay the experience of gallery within the gallery, mirroring the hallowed white cube as sublime aesthetic.
Maybe We Should
Martina Steckholzer
Maybe We Should

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 170 cm
Derived from a nature photograph, Martina Steckholzer’s Maybe We Should is a mere insinuation of landscape. Reduced to a series of black gestures on a white ground, Steckholzer’s canvas resounds with a strange absence. Referencing the high contrast of photo media, Maybe We Should occupies an unexpected space as a painting: cropped as if a screen, its stark contrast replicates an ethereal light. Fractured by her attenuate mark-making, the suggestion of image hovers with brittle fragility.
Neon
Martina Steckholzer
Neon

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 170 cm
Devoid of colour, Martina Steckholzer’s Neon uses only grey hues to further minimalise her architectural subjects; as the recognisable melts away through delicate layers of paint, only the empty inference of space remains. In Neon, Steckholzer uses the malleable quality of her medium to reflect phantasmal tricks of light, her graphic image dissolves into subtle hand-made gestures. Cut through with black forms, Neon gives the sensation of both solidity and weightlessness, creating an ephemeral expressionism from the cold rationality of photographic media.
All
Martina Steckholzer
All

2005

Pigment on cotton

130 x 170 cm
Meese 4
Martina Steckholzer
Meese 4

2004

Pigment on cotton

130 x 170 cm

Martina Steckholzer's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1974, Sterzing, Italy


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Wilkinson Gallery, London

2010
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2009
Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Shwaz

2008
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
In And Out Of, Art in Architecture, Bressanone

2006
Wilkinson Gallery, London

2005
Arge Kunst Museum, Bozen

2004
Messe, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Studio, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Passion fruits picked from the Olbricht Collection, me Collectors Room, Berlin

2009
How to be a player, Gregor Eldarb, Martina Steckholzer, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems
42, Bolzano

2008
Pictorial Space, Gyor, Poprad, Beograd
Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, MUSEION, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,Bolzano, Germany
Abstract, Museum Moderner Kunst Karnten, Klagenfurt

2007
Blickwechsel Nr.3, aus der sammlung, Kunstankaufe

2006
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria

2005
Avec Peinture, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Extension Turn, Austrian Cultural Forum, Tokio
Dejàvu, Atelier Augarten, Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna

2003
Hybrid, Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg
Superflat, Dreizehnzwei, Vienna

2001
Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Hommage à Louise Bourgeoise, Prints and Drawings Collection, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Block, ApexArt, New York, USA

2000
Die Bücher der Künstler, Library, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

1999
Galerie Station 3, Vienna, Austria

1998
Galerie der Stadt Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria