Josef Achrer

Josef Achrer (*1984) explores the basis of geometric abstraction, which he combines with landscape painting. By connecting two different genres and blurring the separating lines, he creates an interesting tension in his paintings. Sauvage exotic landscape in the geometrical art-deco grid, powerful waterfalls and its calm reflection in the water, or simple architecture as a human footprint running away from mass-media civilization – the artist is searching for formal and conceptual opposites and explores its possibility to reconnect. Therefore he is pushing further the boundaries of our perception. Constantly searching for an evolution, Josef Archer is experimenting with painting. For instance, he lets paint pierce from the backside of a canvas. Newly, he makes photograms, in a black room on photographic paper he paints by light, looking closely at the relationship between painting and photography.