individual codes

Inspired by IT and media worlds, Georg Salner creates a synthesis between abstraction and objectivity. His works touch on the subject of everyday culture, graphic design, mathematics and typography. His geometric vocabulary of forms includes 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.

Galerie Suppan Fine Arts presents for the first time 3 groups of works from the oeuvre of the award-winning artist, the typo.log 36 EXP paintings (2005 - 2007), the works on paper geoXplicit (2008 - 2013) and the PIC.INDIVIDUAL (2014 - 2016). From 1977 to 1982 he attended the master class for graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Maximilian Melcher. In 1990 he received a six-year state studio scholarship in the Austrian federal studios of the Heller factory, where he worked alongside his fellow artists and studio neighbors Franz Graf, Walter Vopava and Martin Beck.

His first museum exhibition took place in 1991 in today's Lentos Museum in Linz, 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.

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