An apartment of your own: the Room No. 304, a charming maisonette, greets the guest with a living space on the lower level and a bedroom upstairs.
The rooms are embellished with works by the artist Karl Unterfrauner. As a photographer Unterfrauner’s point of departure is always the reality of the immediate surroundings. It experiences alienation through his keen eye for detail. Consequently his large-format photographic works focus on the conception of reality, whether it be radiators, the fringes at the edge of a carpet or – like in the work for Hotel Greif – the shadows of trees by night.
The night time shadows taken in Los Angeles arouse associations: in their portrayal with their almost ornamental effect and delicate colours they are reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style. At the same time the disembodied shadowy pictures seem to conceal stories, narratives which they whisper to the guests in their sleep...
In the bathroom the black marble with its nervation and structures evokes further organic associations.
The artist Nikodem (1870 – 1940) with his work “Aria” produced in 1920 accompanies Karl Unterfrauner’s pieces. Nikodem was one of the prominent figures of Tyrolean painting during the inter war period. With his base in late Impressionism and Art Nouveau, he later reinterpreted their decorative qualities to produce a more expressive style. Sensuality and Eros are dominating themes in his work.