In Zechner’s artistic ekphrasis, a poem by Friederike Mayröcker – the doyenne of Austrian poetry – appears as an eight line text meiner Sterne Nennung im blauen Bergabend / eine ferne Stimmung im blauen Bergabend / ein verwehendes Horn im blauen Bergabend auf gerasterten Himmelfarbtönen.
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.