The university as an exhibition venue particularly appeals to the artist. It is a place for thinking and research. It is also a place of knowledge, reflection and literature. His triptych is part of a group of works in which the artist tries “not to speak in one picture, but to express a thought in several pictures”. He also attributes his working method to his – supposed – inability to cope with large surfaces, which is why he “pieced pictures together”.
Main building, Conference room of the Rectorate
Johanes Zechner: I saw the blackberries, 1991
Oil on canvas
130 x 255 cm
Loan from the Albertina, Wien – The ESSL Collection
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.