The painter and sketcher Hans Mader has produced a series cartoon-like drawings on a dynamic frieze. The small snapshots suggest occurrences in everyday life in an attractive and erotic manner.
Mader’s strength is his free treatment of line and colour, characterised by an almost child-like naturalness. Depending on his preferences the artist immerses himself into the figuration, into abstraction or melds the two.
The artist has positioned an oil painting above the sofa placed on a carpet which matches the frieze. The canvas introduces a further colour contrast and is the pictorial execution of momentary existential impulses.
There is a drawing by Georg Merkel (1881 – 1976) positioned over the desk. “Beim Ankleidung” (Getting dressed) was produced in 1930. Merkel was a member of the group of Austrian artists called the Hagenbund. In his works be strove to achieve classical timelessness, deriving inspiration from the great French artists Poussin, de Chavannes and Cézanne.