Elisabeth Wedenig

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Work1 Title: the running dog #1 Year: 2016 Materials: oil and acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 190 W 160 D

Work2 Title: the running dog #4 Year: 2016 Materials: oil and acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 190 W 160 D

Work3 Title: the running dog #5 Year: 2016 Materials: oil and acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 190 W 160 D

Work4 Title: Im Nebel wie die Ochsen im See Year: 2014 Materials: oil and acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 130 W 100 D

Work5 Title: Überdachte Gedanken Year: 2014 Materials: oil and acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 130 W 100 D

Statement:

The heart of my paintings is the intention to combine and to forge a bond with the aim to find an in-between. Between abstraction and figuration, painting and drawing, geometric and organic elements, chaos and order, reality and dream. Rooted in abstraction and narrative, most of my current paintings are the results of my interest in perception; what is real, true and important to each one of us; the flexibility and elasticity of reality; how we remember and how we forget; how we lose, hide, destroy, keep, make up, reorder and find new solutions.
During the work on my paintings, I compress and develop collected elements through selecting, reordering, replenishing, overlaying, distorting, disguising or deleting them. I never completely know how my paintings will look in the end. My interest lies in how they develop through the painting process, in seeing what materialises. It is a process of creation, reaction and reflection. A flexible process, where plans can change or coincide. I am obsessed with the act of painting itself and with colour.
My recent works are mostly series, where one work grows out of the previous one, or they are connected to one another through composing elements.
The running dog, for example, is a series of five paintings each showing the same image but, by the time of painting, every single one becomes an alteration of the previous one, getting more abstract, just like vanishing memories do.

Resume:

* 1980 in Austria.

1998–1999 Riga Art Academy, Latvia.
1999–2008 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
2001 Athens Academy, Greece.

Lives and works in Carinthia and Vienna. AT

Selected exhibitions

2015
Landvermessungen, Judith Saupper and Elisabeth Wedenig, bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, AT
SilvrettAtelier 2014, Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, AT
Wir haben keinen Fisch daheim, Klagenfurter Ensemble, Klagenfurt, AT (solo)
Das graue Vlies – Das graue Bb, Deutschvilla, Strobl, Salzburg, AT

2014
Parallelwelten, Elisabeth Wedenig & Katherina Olschbaur, Galerie Gerersdorfer, Vienna, AT
b4 Selection, bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, AT
Bahar Oganer / Elisabeth Wedenig, bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, AT
Faistauerpreis für Malerei 2014, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, AT
Ich warte hinterm See, Galerie im Schloss Porcia, Spittal a. d. Drau, AT (solo)
gebrauchtsreise I, Kulturforum Amthof, Feldkirchen, Kärnten, AT (solo)

2013
Schwerpunkt Malerei, Galerie Traklhaus, Salzburg, AT
Passeur, Galerie Odile Ouizeman, Paris, FR
change your head before you lose it, Kleine Galerie im Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt, AT (solo)

2012
Painted_interventions, Österreichisches Kulturforum Washington, US
Passeur, k/haus Passagegalerie, Vienna, AT

2011
bäckerstrasse4 on tour, Galerie 3 und Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, AT
evening over rooftops, bäckerstrasse4, Wien, AT (solo)
imagine white, Zimmer.Küche.Kabinett. meets Vienna Art Week, Vienna, AT

2010
Don´t look now, bäckerstrasse4, Wien; London, GB

2009
Sternengärtner, Startgalerie im MUSA, Vienna, (solo)
Wie James Dean, Zimmer.Küche.Kabinett. VOL.8, Kunstprojekt, Berlin, D
Art Stays 2009, Ptuj, SLO

Place: Glanegg, Austria

Contact: mail@elisabethwedenig.at

Website: http://www.elisabethwedenig.at