June 22, 2023 – August 31, 2023
Franz Josef Baur, Naomi Devil, Nicolas Dolzer, Glod, Claudia Koller, Jenni Koller
Spiegelgasse 13, 1010 Vienna
FRANZ JOSEF BAUR
born in 1978, lives and works between his two studios in Berlin and Vienna. Using lively and bold colors, his works are often inspired by the Pop Art movement of the late 1970s and come with a social-critical component, i.e. same-sex rights and recycling. He has collaborated with Amanda Lepore, Conchita Wurst and Sandro Kopp among others. His works are published in PhotoVogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Numero and his ARTClothes are seen on TV productions such as Eurovision Song Contest and Germany’s Next Top Model.
born in 1987 in Budapest, studied painting at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2004-2008) and graphic design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2011-2015). In addition to her study of art and design, Naomi pursued an architectural degree at the Technical University of Vienna (2006-2010). The skills acquired from the fields of design, architecture and visual arts flow into her painting methods. In her work, she deals with the dialogue between different artistic and historical epochs, placing figures from historical paintings in a contemporary context to call the attention to changes in lifestyle and habits
is an up and coming Austrian artist living and working in Vienna. He works in the manner of Austrian expressionism at the turn of the twentieth century. His paintings evoke the raw intimacy that painting especially is able to extract from its subjects.
born 1994 in Krakow, lives and works in Vienna. Building upon a previous successful career as a graphic designer and creative director, Glod’s works are located at the intersection of street art, graffiti and painting. This field of tension is his source of inspiration and enables him to create a very broad spectrum of work. With his work Glod tries to reflect various art directions in a new complete work. He focuses on sustainability and reuse of vintage elements. The pop cultural references are an important tool for him to deal with social developments, current events and also historical parallels.
born 1988, is a photographer and graphic designer. Jenni grew up in Styria where she trained as a photographer at the HTL Ortweinschule for Art & Design Graz. Additionally, she studied graphic design at the NDU New Design University, graduating in 2012. She works as a freelance photographer, book designer and creative director in the fields of fashion, portrait, design, as well as art & reportage. Jenni’s camera, guided by her sharp artistic eye, has been following backstage theater productions for a while. Her debut artist photo-book, “Volksoper behind”, published in 2020 and based on her work for the Volksoper Wien, gathers the first results from her long term engagement in the coulisse of theater.
born 1966 in Gelsenkirchen and raised in Styria, is an Austrian artist working predominantly with painting. Claudia was fascinated by drawing from an early age and was encouraged to pursue an artistic career by her uncle, which was an academic artist. She is a versatile artist with a wide Œuvre and willing to constantly reinvent herself. Portraits and animals, such as horses and donkeys are recurrent motifs throughout her long spanning artistic practice. From 1999 participation in several exhibitions and conducting various workshops for painting.