Christian Ludwig Attersee
Der geschmiedete Garten
February 23, 1999 — April 24, 1999
The painter, graphic artist, musician, author, stage designer, and film maker, who has also held a professorship at today’s University of Applied Arts Vienna since 1990, was born in Bratislava in 1940.
Christian Ludwig Attersee’s many-facetted oeuvre is to be seen as fundamentally resulting from the artist’s principles of life. Knowing no hierarchy, his work is characterized by intensity and obsessive power, by wealth and passion. One relates to the other, and everything merges in the end: art and everyday life, the erotic and delight, friends, festivities, and music enter a fascinating marriage that transcends all boundaries. Attersee is always on the move, at breakneck speed. He has numbered among the most important and most popular artists of Austria for more than three decades and has been awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1998.