CURATORS WORD TO THE ARTIST MICHAEL KOPPLSTÄTTER
SIGNATURE BLURRED EXPRESSIONISM STYLE
The works are a modern abstraction of the human form.
Producing fragmented paintings that resemble emptiness in their depiction, he explores movement, the passage of time, and the human figure.
His haunting, phantasmatic paintings are haunting - you can almost hear the crackling of static electricity - and his subjects are intimately and emotionally depicted.
Taking inspiration from Rembrandt, Kopplstätter is a master at manipulating light, which in turn lends a baroque touch to his contemporary works.
A signature style that includes bands of pigment alternating between static, bold markings and blurry, flowing sweeps.
The human figure is central to his explorations, courting the viewer's memories and leaving them with a vague feeling that they've missed something that lies just beneath the surface.
PURPLE POP ART STYLE
The artist reveals the intimate and the uncanny in an intoxicating mixture of voyeurism, exhibitionism and 21st-century existentialism.
With a shock of garish colors contrasting with delicate flesh tones, Kopplstätter's distinctive palette hits the nerve of vulnerability, desire and control.
However, the theme remains shadowy - a tension between abstraction and distorted reality, a conflict between the self and the void.