Zechner worked on the Tilly Lab Circle series of works, which was completed in 2018, from 2011. Symbols and signs are formed on coloured structured wooden panels cut into a circle within the radius of his arm. Even though the individual “loaves” bear the names of writers, these bear no relation to the content. The titles of the works resulted from the coincidence that quotations of famous authors were printed in the sketchbook of the series of works. Zechner named the works after them.
Library, Level 1
Johanes Zechner: BRECHT – TILLY LAB CIRCLE, 2012
Egg tempera and oil on canvas
130 x 121 cm
Purchased by members of the university
Johanes Zechner was born in Klagenfurt in 1953. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Royal College of Art in London. Numerous stays abroad and project trips took the artist to Berlin, Patagonia, Israel and the USA. They shape his work as well as his intensive collaboration with authors. He lives and works in Graz and in Obermieger near Klagenfurt.