Sotheby´s Artist Quarterly

Astrid Rausch

A little bit off the beaten gallery-tracks Sotheby´s Vienna Artist Quarterly present a choice of paintings by Vienna-based artist Astrid Rausch. It´s a small but beautiful compilation with paintings that contrast nicely with the stucco-decorated, maybe slightly antiquated rooms.

What hits the eye first when looking at Astrid Rausch´s paintings, is the way she treats colour. Each picture consists of many layers of oil, resin and pigments rendering it autonomous and self-reliant, like an independent being. Her works are of a strong and immanent physicality and there are not many painters who manage to treat colours in that unrestricted and free way.

Sometimes those layers overlap to form figures or animals which Astrid Rausch details further, sometimes the paintings remain abstract. Together they constitute a sinistre but not threatening landscape of liberty and possibilities – they convey an impression of being outside, in the sense of not moving inside hardened frames and standards, of not having to move inside them.

There will be a finissage, or rather midissage, taking place on September 13th, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Julia Maurer




Sotheby´s Kunstauktionen Ges.m.b.H.
Herrengasse 5, 1. Stock
1010 Wien




Header: Ausschnitt aus „Terrasse“

1: links: „Terrasse“; rechts: Rom/Park, 80 x 150cm, Öl auf Leinwand

2: Ausstellungsansicht

3: links: o.T., 30 x 30cm, Öl auf Leinwand; rechts: „Eremit“, 24 x 30cm, Öl auf Leinwand

4: „Vulcanologist“, 150 x 160cm, Öl auf Leinwand

5: „Terrasse“, 150 x 160cm, Öl auf Leinwand

6: Detail „Terrasse“