Hubert Scheibl

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Hubert Scheibl

Hubert Scheibl, born in Gmunden in 1952, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Max Weiler and Arnulf Rainer. He belongs to the generation of artists that was loosely grouped together in the 1980s under the term the "Neue Wilden" or "Neo-Expressionists". This also included Siegfried Anzinger, Erwin Bohatsch, Herbert Brandl, Gunter Damisch, Alfred Klinkan, Alois Mosbacher and Hubert Schmalix. As different as the stylistic development of these artists may seem today and their works resist classification as belonging to a specific art movement, they are all united by the rediscovery of the "painterly". Hubert Scheibl represented Austria at the São Paulo Biennale in 1985 and at the Biennale di Venezia in 1988. His earlier works were clearly more expressive and pasty in their materiality; from 1985/1986 he concentrated increasingly on a few colours that dominated the picture. His works became calmer, more meditative, the surface smoother and more soothed. Today the artist lives and works in Vienna. His works can be found in the Belvedere, the mumok and the Albertina in Vienna, the Lentos in Linz and in numerous renowned private collections. In 2021, the Albertina Vienna dedicated an extensive exhibition to the artist.

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