Herbert Brandl is one of the best-known contemporary Austrian painters and is regarded as a representative of the "Neue Wilden". Brandl was born in Graz in 1959. He attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna with Herbert Tasquil and Peter Weibel. From 1985 to 1991 he held a guest professorship in Vienna, and in 2004 he was appointed professor at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. He currently lives and works in Vienna. With his colorful and gestural paintings, Brandl ranks at the beginning of his artistic career in the generation of the "Neue Wilden". Since the 1980s, Brandl has featured at major international exhibitions. In 1985 he exhibited at the Paris Biennale, in 1990 at the dokumenta IX in Kassel, and in 1992 at the Kunsthalle Basel. In 2007 he represented Austria at the Venice Biennale. In 2011, the Albertina in Vienna dedicated an exhibition to him: "Herbert Brandl. Mountains and Landscapes. Monotypes 2009-2010".