Leo Zogmayer produces "naked,
icon-less frames", i.e. open, empty pictures. With this, he
Kasimir Malevich's saying to a radical extreme, who – 90
years ago - called his radical, abstract
paintings "naked, frame-less icons".
Leo Zogmayer: "My frames are a counterpoint
to the pictures that surround us, that assail us
permanently, and that we carry with us in our heads." Zogmayer
creates paradox non-pictures that
do not patronize the onlooker, that do not confront him/her with
a ready subject.
The irritation that his objects trigger, are meant to break up
the hackneyed patterns of perception.
No doubt, this is a central element of all art.
Whenever such "transmitters" are
placed in a public
space, i.e. outside the conventional locations for art, such as
galleries, museums, etc., they act
like acupuncture pricks in the respective social environment.
of six frames that have been mounted
in the summer of 2003 in and around Krems, 80 km to the west
of Vienna, Austria.Galerie Ernst Hilger is opening an exhibition
artlab, Dorotheergasse 12, A-1010 Vienna, on 27
September 2003, showing new works by Leo Zogmayer.
Galerie Ernst Hilger will also show his works at
the international art fairs ART COLOGNE 03 and Art Basel Miami