Featured Artists

"Obsession" january - march 2015,
"Inner Journeys" april - june 2013

Born in Austira in 1929, he lives and works in Vienna.

Painter Arnulf Rainer is mostly known for the series Übermalingen (Overpaintings), which he began in 1952. In these works, Rainer painted over his own creations, but also over other artists’ pieces: first on reproductions, then on paintings artists gave him for that purpose. Later in his career, he went further in this process to paint over his own pictures. One of his main interests lies in psychiatry and the expressions of insanity; he himself underwent scientific experiences to determine the impact of drugs on his art. Because of this interest, Rainer’s art is often related to the Art Brut movement as well as abstract informal art.