Georg Salner

Georg Salner (* 1958 Galtür, Austria) creates - inspired by IT and media worlds - a synthesis between abstraction and figuration. His works touch on the subject of everyday culture, graphic design, mathematics and typography. His geometric vocabulary of forms include basic structures of digital user interfaces or text displays as well as icons, brands and codes.

An essential function in his work is to create a moment of tension, such as between analog and digital, geometric and organic or seriality and autonomy. In his paintings Georg Salner creates a poetic artificial language whose basic parameters are communication, systems, alphabet, numerics, commodity world, technology and philosophy.

His first museum exhibition took place in 1991 in today's Lentos Museum in Linz, the others such as in the Albertina followed. Works by Georg Salner can be found in MUMOK, Vienna; Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg; Lentos Museum, Linz; Albertina Museum, Vienna; Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck; Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus; Museum Angerlehner, Wels; MAK, Vienna; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz; Kupferstichkabinett of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; Strabag Art Forum; Vienna; Generali Foundation, Vienna and in numerous private collections.

Solo Exhibition (selection)

1981 Künstlerhaus, Wien
1984 Galerie Ariadne, Wien
1991 Lentos Museum, Linz
1986 Galerie Ariadne, Wien
1996 Tiroler Landesmuseums, Innsbruck
1998 MAK Museum, Wien
2003 Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien
2003 Kunsthalle Wien projectwall, Wien
2012 Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
2015 Museum Schloss Landeck, Landeck
2018 Suppan Fine Arts, Wien

Group Exhibition (selection)

1982 Bawag Foundation, Vienna
1988 Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
1989 Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bozen/Bolzano
1992 Albertina Museum, Wien
1993 museum in progress, Wien
1993 Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum,Innsbruck
1995 Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz
1997 Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
1999 Museum Schloss Landeck
2000 Museum auf Abruf, Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien
2000 Royal Nepal Academy, Kathmandu
2000 Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
2003 Stadtturmgalerie, Innsbruck
2003 Museum Schloss Landeck
2007 Bank Austria Kunstforum, Wien
2008 MUMOK Museum, Wien
2012 Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus
2012 Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien
2014 21er Haus, Wien
2018 Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus
2018 Suppan Fine Arts, Vienna
2019 Suppan Fine Arts, Vienna

Collections (selection)

MUMOK, Wien
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
Albertina Museum, Wien
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus
Museum Angerlehner, Wels
Kupferstichkabinett der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien
Museum für angewandte Kunst MAK, Wien
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
Bank Austria Kunstforum, Wien
Strabag Kunstforum, Wien
Generali Foundation, Wien
Wiener Städtische Versicherung

Selected works

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