And the Golden Lion Goes To...
Signature: signed and numbered
Travelling museum exhibition (Kanazawa, Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei et al.)
Parkett 85 features 3 in-depth texts on Maria Lassnig.
See also Parkett's catalogue raisonné for full documentation of the work.
Maria Lassnig is known for her psychologically charged figurative paintings and works on paper, often semi-abstract, fleshy nudes and energetic, contorted self-portraits employing sparsely painted fields and extreme exploration of the body. Absorbing elements of automatism inspired by her studies with French writer, poet, and founder of Surrealism André Breton, Lassnig dubs her technique "body awareness" (representing the body as it is internally experienced rather than externally perceived). Her work also shows the influence of Surrealism, Expressionism, Viennese Actionism, and feminism.
Austrian, 1919-2014, Carinthia, Austria, based in Vienna, Austria