With his intricate drawings that combine words, symbols, abstract and figurative elements into complex linework structures, the Austrian artist Constantin Luser (b. 1976) has drawn much international attention over the past few years.
In spring 2014, the walls of the Skylight Room of the Kunsthalle Krems will provide the backdrop for his tangled and condensed skeins of images and ideas for which he draws on a broad repertoire of thought and visuals.
Using a fineliner pen or often several at a time, the artist draws and charts out light-handedly and precisely what is in his mind. The immediacy of translating mental into physical activity gives his work a processual and open character. In creating them, Luser continually draws on an image reservoir captured in notebooks and compiling motifs from both the natural and an artificial world. Precisely represented humans, animals, plants, or organs meet fantastic architectures, bizarre machineries or musical instruments. Rhythmical undulating multiple line patterns, writing and transcriptions of language, numbers and measurements, ostensible directions for action or construction instructions complement this complex pictorial cosmos.
Whether it is the boundaries of an image carrier, a wall, or a room, his works disrupt any framing, abounding with a flood of pictorial information that unfolds in front of the viewer multifarious associative spaces between reality and imagination. (Text source: Kunsthalle Krems)
Curator: Hans-Peter Wipplinger