Opening tonight at @RiccoMaresca Gallery: “Mythical Creatures,” Alfred Neumayr’s debut exhibition in the United States and our annual Winter party—dedicated to the life and work of legendary art dealer Phyllis Kind [6:30 - 9pm].
Pictured: #AlfredNeumayr . “Spring Show,” 2017. India ink on cardboard. 39.8” x 55.5”.
Neumayr was born in Tulln (Lower Austria) in 1958. He works primarily with India ink or pencil—which he applies and scratches out, thins down or mixes. His modus operandi is reminiscent of surrealist automatism: starting at a random point and letting his hand glide without restraint until the innumerable lines reveal a motif that he then elaborates on. The resulting images resemble geographical formations, photos from outer space, fantasy worlds or mythical creatures. Minute details appear as figures or faces; the various thicknesses of his pen strokes and the rhythmic structures into which they are linked make his pictures come alive. Neumayr’s diffuse representations leave ample room for association and interpretation: waves seen from a bird’s eye perspective, animal hoards or battle scenes may reveal themselves to the viewer.
Encouraged by a friend, Neumayr (a trained offset printer) began his artistic activity in 2005. In early 2011 he became a daily visitor of the Atelier Gugging.
Neumayr’s work can be seen at the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne and the Diamond Collection in Vienna.
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Threes and Sevens are Lucky- Acrylic and collage on wood 8 x 8”
Lots of cold, gray rain here in Portland right now. Had to cheer myself up with this happy, bright collage! 🌸🖤🌸
Available on my website. $80 with free shipping in the US. Swipe for detail. 🙌