Rush of color with painter prince
The perfectly fitting red suit had Lois Renner specially made by a friendly Viennese designer. When the niece told him that he now had to buy sinful expensive sneakers, he turned around, as the native from Salzburg told Austrian Schalk: "When asked why, came the argument, because of the great colors. Well, that's just my job. "Genre conventions do not shy away from the superstar of the Austrian art world with acclaimed museum shows, so he switched to fashion design for a moment: the internationally acclaimed art star quickly put his hand to it and transformed his white sneakers in a colorful original.
The exhibition in the Barlach Halle K, initiated by gallery owner Birgit Schimming, presented a true hustle and bustle. Typical of Renner, the grand master of picturesque photography, the large-format works underlined the characteristics of his artistic work with illusion, staging and montage based on Renner's breathtakingly colorful talent , The up to 3 by 5 meters large works with the captivating floral still lifes, library scenes, drums, Faunskulpturen or files arise in a refined-consuming artistic process, which is unique in the world. At the beginning there is a 1:10 scale miniature model of his studio made by Renner, which serves as a stage for his detailed compositions. Own paintings, miniature objects and real persons are carefully arranged and photographed in the model and beyond its boundaries until the final work emerges after various steps: a unique piece. After an informative introduction to Renner's work by the director of the Salzburg Museum, Professor Martin Hochleitner, the roughly 250 invited guests immersed themselves in the details of the works and followed the ingenious creation process with video documentation. Visibly in a good mood, the artist gave insights into his work, signed the freshly printed catalogs to his exhibition and indulged in memories of Birgit Schimming's ten years of successful cooperation.