Art Paris 2024

We are delighted to be represented at the Art Paris for the first time in our 30th anniversary year. On the occasion of its 26th edition, the established art fair for modern and contemporary art returns to the Grand Palais Éphémère from April 4 to 7, 2024.

Our presentation will focus on the works of the renowned, self-taught artist Leopold Strobl, who is one of the 3 Austrian positions at the 60th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia this year. His small-format drawings on newsprint, most of which are no bigger than postcards, act like magnetic portals and captivate viewers with their powerful, semi-abstract formal language. On closer inspection, sometimes more, sometimes fewer figures shimmer through the objects covered in black, emphasizing the mysterious, enigmatic quality.

Works by the Gugging Artist Oswald Tschirtner will also be presented. Tschirtner is one of the classics of Art Brut and has long been established in the contemporary art scene. He became known for his “head-footers”, reduced figures without distinctive attributes such as clothing or gender. The artist also illustrated objects or concepts in a minimalist manner. For example, a few individual strokes can represent landscapes, rain, wind or peace. His portraits are also impressive, capturing the character of the sitter with a few precisely placed lines.

Gallery director Nina Katschnig is delighted that the 30th anniversary year has so many wonderful things in store for the galerie gugging: I am delighted that Leopold Strobl is a guest at La Biennale di Venezia this year and that we will also be showing him for the first time at the Art Paris. With his artistic approach, Strobl manages to reduce complex pictorial content to the essentials and is probably the perfect counterpart to Gugging old master Oswald Tschirtner and his reduced masterpieces.”

You will find us at booth 18.