Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with the Tyrolean painter Markus Bacher in Galleries 3 and 4. This is the artists first solo exhibition in the United States. Featuring Bachers new paintings, made in Los Angeles, onetwo painting focuses on a physical process of juxtaposition that follows individual and multi-layered decisions.
Bachers paintings, which seem at first to be completely abstract, in fact teeter on the edge of representation, abstraction, and figuration, blurring the need for distinctions between these categories. In Bachers work a single gesture can evoke mountains, a swirl of script, movement and energy; an effect like sfumato fills the pictorial space with a suggestive, illuminated haze; and tiny figures emerge with such subtlety that one might suspect, at first, that they were imagined.
"Words can kill paintings and defining through naming limits perception.
The paintings explain themselves as themselves like a not forgotten handwritten love letter where the texture and quality of the paper simply felt right.
For me part of the objective of painting is to reveal the time in
which we live and simultaneously engage in the disruption of that
perception. My emotions and subconscious inform and guide the continuing dialogue."
--Markus Bacher, 2015
Markus Bacher, (b. 1983, Kitzbhel, Austria) studied painting and tapestry at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum Stiegenhaus, Langenlois, Austria; the Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall in Tirol, Austria; and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany. Group exhibitions include the Biennale Giovani Monza, Serrone della Villa Reale Monza, Italy; Tiroler Landesmuseum, Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria; Red Bull Hangar-7, Salzburg and the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria.
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is located at 6006 Washington Blvd in Culver City, 1 block west of La Cienega at Sentney Avenue. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm and by appointment