Another point of YOU
STRABAG Kunstforum is pleased to invite you and your friends to the solo exhibition of the recipient of a recognition prize of STRABAG Artaward International 2017, Austrian Artist Stylianos Schicho.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2018, 6 pm-9pm
Art lounge in the STRABAG house
Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna
OPENING, 6.30 p.m .:
Reinhard Kerschner, Member of the Management Board STRABAG AG
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Prof. Wolfgang Herzig, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Master class for painting 1997-2005
The artist wants to be present.
With the exhibition “Another point of YOU” the viewer is encouraged to question his point of view, to change his perspective or even to look at himself differently. Stylianos Schicho is always concerned with observation, communication and interaction. These take place between motif and recipient, but are also symbolic of society and its structures. Schicho skilfully depicts the permanent balancing act between closeness and distance, between intimacy and isolation on large-format canvases. The artist combines the formal and the content through the use of numerous metaphors and thus points to discrepancies between the individual and the collective. For example, Schicho repeatedly paints dragonflies as a complement to people. They have very good eyesight and have an extraordinary flying apparatus that enables them to observe while standing in the air. Another element in Schicho's work are circular shapes that meet, connect or burst. These bubbles suggest an intimate zone, a place of retreat that remains an illusion. The artist's pictorial constructions are painted social criticism that thematize sociological processes and their effects.