Mountain view #3 – Herbert Brandl/painter

I feel a bit controversial about Herbert Brandl. His works are really impressive in reality because of the huge formats, and he really is able to capture distinct light atmospheres. At the same time I miss a more critical, or maybe the better word is “political” facet in his works. It doesn’t seem like the reality of humans on the planet is affecting his work, it’s much more an inside point of view.

One dark one:

Ohne Titel/Untitled, 2008 Öl auf Leinwand, Firnis/Oil on canvas, varnish, 320x400cm Courtesy Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main

Ohne Titel/Untitled, 2008 Öl auf Leinwand, Firnis/Oil on canvas, varnish, 320x400cm
Courtesy Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main

One of the reasons for this impression might be, that Herbert Brandl is creating his paintings in a very short amount of time (app. 20 min), it’s some kind of action painting. I didn’t knew about this fact before. Now I’m impressed and feel like I understand his work a lot better.

One light one:

Ohne Titel/Untitled, 2008 Öl auf Leinwand, Firnis/Oil on canvas, varnish, 195x160cm Sammlung Geyer, Wien

Ohne Titel/Untitled, 2008
Öl auf Leinwand, Firnis/Oil on canvas, varnish, 195x160cm
Sammlung Geyer, Wien

And, to be honest: Those mountain paintings are awesome!

PS: Thank you for reading thoughts of random people and being interested in the world!

Source:

http://www.herbertbrandl.com

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/kunst/743260/Herbert-Brandl_Im-Rausch-der-Geschwindigkeit

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