The vast picture show

Philip Patkowitsch, o.T. (ftb), 2013

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Philip Patkowitsch
The vast picture show

In "The vast picture show" Philip Patkowitsch, born 1981 in Zell am See, shows new drawings and prints. The winner of the STRABAG Artaward International 2013 has been dealing intensively with these media for a long time, making use of the richly pictorial stock of Hollywood cinema. Patkowitsch develops an ambiguous, dark visual language from his alienated portraits at the interface between objectivity and abstraction, the adapted and graphically implemented quotations and film titles. Persistently and not free from irony, he explores the limits of the medium and invites the viewer to question their own viewing habits.

Opening: Thursday, January 30th, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Art lounge in the STRABAG house
Donau-City-Strasse 9, 1220 Vienna

Welcome: DI Siegfried Wanker, Member of the Management Board, STRABAG SE
About the exhibition: Mag. Fiona Liewehr, art historian, Vienna

Press release 

Exhibition duration: 31.01. – 28.02.2014



1981 born in Zell am See, A
2002 – 2003 studied architecture, TU Wien, Vienna. A
2003 – 2008 studied painting and graphics in the class of Prof. Gunter Damisch, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna, A
2009 Atelierstipendium des Landes Salzburg in Paris, F

lives and works in Vienna, A


Exhibitions (selection)

2013 Pipihl Watkopitsch / Aann Schgemdidn / Mithasa Öschpl / Hertber Therregengi / Copstihhr Schrimre, Graf Starhemberggasse 3, Vienna, A

2012 At times it seems there are no words, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest, RO

Montag ist erst Übermorgen, xhibit, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna, A

2011 The Garden View, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest, RO

where black ist the color and none ist the number, Graf Starhemberggasse 3, Vienna, A

This is Happening II, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, A

2010 Fine Line, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, A

2009 Heads and Portraits, Galerie Frey, Vienna, A / Somewhere north to the future, MUSA, Vienna, A

2008 Next Generation, Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Vienna / A6 x 3 Galerie Frey, Vienna, A

salon europeen de jeunes createurs, Traklhaus, Salzburg, A

2007 Faszination Antike, Gemäldegalerie, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna / Menschenbilder, Galerie 422, Gmunden, A

wir lebten unter Fischen, SWINGR, Vienna, A

2006 my century early blossoms, SWINGR, Vienna / Ain between, white 8 Galerie, Villach / Aalle Tiere im Wald, SWINGR, Vienna, A

2004 line/spot, Black Dragon Society, Vienna, A