Galerie Trapp Deutsch

Upcoming Exhibition

"Nature"

Fabian Patzak & Frank Webster

Opening: Friday, October 16, 2015, 7pm

Oct. 16 - Nov. 14, 2015


Fabian Patzak and Frank Webster exhibit related yet distinct approaches to their respective urban environments. Patzak’s tightly composed oil paintings depict organized versions of actual buildings in a rather muted palate that have been reduced to their essence. The subjects of his New York-based colleague, on the other hand, consist of shadows of buildings against gleaming dawn or dusk red skies with painted treetop silhouettes. The paintings on exhibition offer viewers entry to the heretofore under acknowledged beauty of European modernist buildings and seemingly abandoned locations in New York. Both Patzak and Webster wander their cities on the lookout for motifs and with a penchant for the urban fringe. A hidden socio-critical undertone lies within the oeuvres of both artists, and is all the more effective for its subtlety. Urbanism is elevated to an entirely new level through painting, these works can be seen as swan songs for perhaps soon-to-vanish facets of our modern habitat the metropolis.

Wolfgang Pichler


>> More about the artist Fabian Patzak


Fabian Patzak, Lichter in der Au, Öl auf Leinwand, 30,0 x 40,0 cm, 2015
Fabian Patzak
Lichter in der Au

Fabian Patzak, Araucaria Araucana in Hernals II, Öl auf Leinwand, 80,0 x 60,0 cm, 2013
Fabian Patzak
Araucaria Araucana in Hernals II

Fabian Patzak, Balconies on Washington Square II, Öl auf Leinwand, 80,0 x 60,0 cm, 2014
Fabian Patzak
Balconies on Washington Square II

Fabian Patzak, Windows on Bahnhofplatz II, Öl auf Holz, 50,0 x 70,0 cm, 2014
Fabian Patzak
Windows on Bahnhofplatz II

Fabian Patzak, Headquarters on Palmersstrasse, Öl auf Leinwand, 140,0 x 100,0 cm, 2015
Fabian Patzak
Headquarters on Palmersstrasse

Fabian Patzak, Balconies on Wagramerstrasse, Öl auf Leinwand, 140,0 x 100,0 cm, 2015
Fabian Patzak
Balconies on Wagramerstrasse

Fabian Patzak, Tower on Gunholdstrasse II, Öl auf Leinwand, 170,0 x 140,0 cm, 2015
Fabian Patzak
Tower on Gunholdstrasse II

Frank Webster, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Acryl auf Leinwand, 165,0 x 152,4 cm, 2015
Frank Webster
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Frank Webster, Rockaway Dawn, Acryl auf Leinwand, 165,0 x 152,4 cm, 2015
Frank Webster
Rockaway Dawn

Frank Webster, Sunday Morning, Acryl auf Leinwand, 165,0 x 152,4 cm, 2015
Frank Webster
Sunday Morning