Margit Platny

Margit Platny

Monteriggioni, Siena, Italy

About Margit Platny

Margit earned her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1997. Since then she has been living and working in Tuscany.

"A great part of my work is based on my interest in the coexistence and affinity between humans and animals so I draw my inspiration and energy to create mainly from these relations and the associated emotions.
Before I start painting I usually have a vague idea about the final state of the canvas, I rather know which kind of atmosphere I want to transmit.
While there is a lot of room for spontaneity during the working process formal accuracy plays an important role in my works. To reach this precision paradoxically often implicates to leave parts of the painting apparently less defined.
I think that my approach gives a lot of room to individual associations leaving the spectator with his/her own imagination."

Education

1992 - 1997 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, masterclass for painting
(Prof. Wolfgang Hollegha), Master degree of Fine Arts (MFA)
Study trips to New York, Paris, St. Petersburg

Events

My work has been featured in Saatchi Art collections:
-Inspired by Gauguin
curated by Rebecca Wilson Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Photography/Inspired-by-Gauguin/153961/21327/view

-Spotlight on Italy
curated by Katherine Henning Associate Curator at Saatchi Art
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/Spotlight-on-Italy/685448/130232/view

- Inspired by Gauguin
Curated by Katherine Henning Associate Curator at Saatchi Art
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography/Inspired-by-Gauguin/685448/143166/view

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2019 In Perfume We Art, Perfume Gallery Avery, Milan, Italy
2018
Mysterious Distance, Galleria Palazzo Patrizi, Siena, Italy

2017
Windows in the Sky, Galleria Palazzo Pretorio, Casole d'Elsa, Italy

2016
What We See We Believe, Galleria Sala della Cancelleria, San Gimignano, Italy
milk and honey, Bien Vivre, Siena, Italy

2015
Nobody said it was easy, Sala Dante Alighieri, Monteriggioni, Italy

2014
Show Me Where You Live, Galleria Sala di Cultura, San Gimignano, Italy

2013
Guardians, Galleria Sala della Cancelleria, San Gimignano, Italy

2012
Big Shots. Große Tiere., Galleria Sala della Cancelleria, San Gimignano, Italy

2009
Recent Paintings, Entrone, Siena, Italy

2008
You Can't Tame the Tiger, Galleria Limonaia, Panzano in Chianti, Italy

2005
Gallery Fox, Città della Pieve, Italy