Anton Michael Bader: Colorscapes - from Iceland to Slovenia
1 April–31 May 2022
The “Colorscapes” are inspired by remarkable natural phenomena, like those which can be experienced in the Alps or on Iceland. A fierce storm, the coldness of a glacier or the red-hot ground of a volcanic fissure can provide the impulse for an artistic process. However, a work might also begin with intuitively applied colors and structures.
Through the choice of color and the nearly complete renunciation of perspective, the picture becomes an expressive and two-dimensional “colorscape.”
Natural processes are also integrated: The freshly applied color is exposed to rain or snow, the paint freezes and displays new textures in the process of thawing. Natural materials like ash become a pigment in the Iceland series, for example.
Since 2018, the majority of works have been created in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. The world of the Karavankas, the Julian Alps and the Slovenian karst with their rugged and splintered rock formations inspire non-objective compositions.
ANTON MICHAEL BADER
1950 Born in Munich.
1970–76 Studies art education, drawing, printmaking and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (AdBK).
1977–2015 Works as an art teacher at various advanced secondary schools in Bavaria. Simultaneously pursues his own work as artist.
Since 2018 Living abroad in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
1980 Public performances “Eingriffe in den Straßenverkehr” (Street-traffic interventions).
2010–18 Participation in various group exhibitions in Germany, for example in Munich and Prien am Chiemsee Since.
2018 Working as an artist in Ljubljana and in Chiemgau.
2018–20 Multiple works on loan to the Goethe-Institut in Ljubljana.
2020–22 Work on loan to the German Embassy in Ljubljana.