Artist of the Week
“GIB MIR MEHR ”
80” x 56” inches
Acrylic on canvas
The artist Albert Schmidbauer’s own statements on his biography are short and sweet – even more than that: reduced to the essential. Born in 1968 in Schärding /Upper Austria, he lives and works in Vienna, Salzburg, Natternbach and Los Angeles, and is married to Christina. His daughter Nika was born in 2008 and his second daughter Mira in 2011. His son Luis was born in 2013. Autodidact.
The profession of an artist is accordingly not one that can be acquired through academic training and a corresponding degree, but is rather a calling. Comparable to the calling to be the father of three children. You can prepare for this task in seminars and by reading guides, but mastering the task requires responsibility and demands daily commitment and dedication.
It is likely no coincidence that Schmidbauer became the “father” of numerous works of art after the birth of his third child.
Since 2012 the autodidact created more than 300 works. These “children” are mostly large-format acrylic paintings on canvas. As a graduate of a secondary school that specialises in artistic education, Prof. Laurenz Hudetz influenced him personally. Schmidbauer’s works are indirectly influenced by Hubert Scheibl, one of Austria’s best-known artists, and by the world star Gerhard Richter.
Three philosophical themes define his oeuvre: openness, change and hope.
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