Aliois Koechl Osaka 2350 x 70 cm 2011

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Alois Köchl

New works by the artist Alois Köchl (born 1951 in Klagenfurt, lives in the Drautal) will be presented in a large overview exhibition. The spectacular “basic design of a ceiling” for the Ossiach Abbey in Carinthia is designed as a floating, modern room image. New "pictorial sketches from Osaka", inspired by Köchl's stay in Japan in 2011, with their architectural reference form the thematic framework of the exhibition. Exemplary works from the last few years complete the retrospective, which is shown for the first time in Vienna.

Alois Köchl's painting and drawing are a focus of the Strabag Artcollection, which comprises 1900 works: the drawing with its hatching, lines, and scratches as a compressed thought process flows into the large dimension of the abstract, expressive, painterly compositions.

The Strabag Art Forum is pleased to open the exhibition
from Alois Köchl to cordially invite you.

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Art lounge in the Strabag house
Donau-City-Strasse 9, 1220 Vienna

Welcome: Wilhelm Weiss, Director Strabag Art Forum
About the work: Prof. Peter Baum, founding director of the Lentos Art Museum, Linz


born 1951 in Klagenfurt, Austria
1974 diploma in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
1974 main prize at the 15th Austrian graphics competition in Innsbruck
1979 Austrian State Scholarship for Fine Arts
1983 Stage sets for Berthold Brecht's "The Seven Deadly Sins of the Petty Bourgeois"
1984 city draftsman Nuremberg in the Kunsthalle Nuremberg
1985 III. International Triennial of Drawing and Sculpture Drawing in Nuremberg / Linz
1986 Köchl drawing in the Kunstmuseum Bern
1987 Europalia Gent
1988 Europalia Luxemburg, Carinthia Promotion Prize
1989 You are coming from behind Klagenfurt / Florence
1990 Grand Prix Alpe Adria participation, Tivoli Gallery, Ljubljana
1996 Kunsthalle Wil Switzerland and Leopold Figl Culture Prize
1997 The course in the Museumsquartier Vienna Hall B
1998 10 days position! Walker Gallery, Hollenburg / Carinthia
2000 I-Opposite Strasbourg Castle / Carinthia
2000 work stay in Chicago and purchase of Parcours pictures Strabag Artcollection
2001 Something about Vessels, Stadtgalerie Villach and another work stay in Chicago
2004 Identity - designations Austrian cultural institute in Istanbul
2004 Leopold Figl Culture Prize
2005 work stay in Burundi
2005 Acquisitions by the Herbert Liaunig private foundation
2007 Exhibition by the Schopfheim Art Association in the Schopfheim City Museum
2007 Order for the ceiling design of the baroque hall of the Ossiach Abbey