De Kunstenaars

"Young Collectors" september - december 2013

Born in 1981 in Austria. Lives and works in Vienna.

Nick Oberthaler refers to his works as drawings, even though he uses paint, wax, watercolor, and ink, combined with photographs, photocopies of images found in books, magazines or on the Internet. He has a clear preference for paper instead of canvas, because of its fragile quality. The marks that he makes on it are unalterable; every stroke and every line are irreversible. Oberthaler usually combines his drawings, assembling and juxtaposing them, letting free the viewers make associations and give them a meaning.