Hermann Nitsch is one of the most important representatives of Viennese actionism among with others like Günther Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. His paintings are related to his orgies of the mysteries theater performances: "The shedding of surfaces (especially of vertical surfaces) became a basic ritual of my actions. It was once again possible for me to show the basic elements of my theater concept on a surface. I wanted to show how the spilling, splashing, smearing and plotting of red color fluid can cause sensual-intensive excitation in the spectator, calls for sensual and intense feeling " (Hermann Nitsch)
PAINTING - AUSTRIAN ARTISTS NOW
Lassnig | Rainer | Nitsch | Pakosta etc.
Suppan Fine Arts at Albertina Museum, 2000