Werner Horvath

Werner Horvath

Linz, Upper Austria, Austria

About Werner Horvath

Werner Horvath - now working in Vienna, Linz and on the island of Crete (Greec) - was born in Linz, Austria in 1949 and has been painting since his youth. Beside this interest he studied medicine in Vienna and was a well known chief radiologist in Linz, specialising in interventional radiology. Horvath decided to leave the medical profession at the age of 50 and has been working as a freelance artist ever since. He opened a studio named "Villa Arte" in Kastellos on the island of Crete (Greece)2003 and his "Atelier Horvath" in Linz, Austria, where he works during the winter. His artistic style was taken from Phantastic Realism in the early years to New Constructivism in the later and more modern times. The term "New Constructivism" is taken from the philosophical theory and based on the works of Vico, Uexkll, Glasersfeld and Watzlawick, to name a few. The theoretical background is explained in detail by the artist in a stage play in form of a text-collage, called Jahrtausendwende - Die Theorie des neuen bildenden Konstruktivismus (in German). Horvath had tried to portray in his paintings, the reality we rely on is not so real at all. The world that we live in is understood only as we construct it ourselves. For example, colours only exist in our consciousness, therefore are not "real". The same is for objects and relationships. Finally they take into consideration the fact that we live in a symbolic world. Not only do we view Stalin as a Russian politician but also a symbol of dictatorship and cruelty. Horvath uses current political events at the inspiration for his work and often the colours and shapes used help to portray his opinion on our society.

Education

University of Vienna

Events

Future Shows: Summer exhibition in the Villa Arte (personal exhibition), Kastellos, Crete, Greece.Autumn exhibition of the Austrian Medical Art Club (participation), Vienna, Austria.

Exhibitions

A short selection:
1994 Galerie du Temple, Paris, France
1995 Galerie Zlatý Kříž, Budweis, Czech Republic
1997 Botschaft der tschechischen Republik, Vienna, Austria
1998 Museum der Stadt Krumau, Krumau, Czech Republic
1999 Kulturzentrum, Hluboka, Czech Republic
2000 Diözesanmuseum, Regensburg, Germany
2005 Omma Centre of Contemporary Art, Chania/Crete, reece
2006 Galerie des Neuen AKH, Vienna, Austria
2008 Richman Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2009 Kunstpalast, Linz, Austria
2009 Rumbach-Synagoge, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Kulturmodell Künstlerhaus, Passau, Germany
2011 Schloss Puchenau, Puchenau, Austria
2012 Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria
2013 Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier, Germany
2013 Arena Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
2014 Peace Museum Vienna, Austria