Hans Staudacher (St. Urban am Ossiacher See 1923-2021 Vienna) was one of the most important Austrian artists of the post-war period and an influential representative of Informel. With his spontaneous, expressive visual language, he created an outstanding, independent and extensive oeuvre that occupies a unique position in the Austrian art world. Staudacher's versatile œuvre includes painting, drawing, photography as well as various printing techniques, his pictures are characterized by spontaneity and expressiveness. Thanks to his involvement with French Lettrism, however, scriptural elements also found their way into Staudacher's pictorial world: the poetic combination of word and script occupied the artist for many decades and enabled him to develop a pictorial language that is unique and unmistakable in Austria. Dense line structures, spontaneous gesture, color and writing merge into complex, dynamic pictorial compositions. The STRABAG Artcollection contains more than 70 works by Hans Staudacher from a wide variety of creative periods: paintings, drawings and prints from five decades illustrate an intense life marked by irrepressible artistic creativity.