Helmut Grill

We are pleased to present our upcoming solo exhibition with works by Helmut Grill. Roman Grabner, curator of the Neue Galerie Graz, will speak at the opening.

Helmut Grill is a photographic artist who nevertheless cannot be counted among the classical photographers, since he has been dealing with photographic image manipulation from the very beginning. He seeks out his image material from the World Wide Web, expands it with his own photographs, and fuses the representations into an image that has never existed in this form before, but which nevertheless seems familiar to us. From sections and fragments of reality, he creates a new reality that seems exaggerated and yet realistic, artificial and yet natural, constructed and yet pictorial. In his critical examination of our time and in his analytical view of social developments, Grill has chosen photography, the so-how, as a medium of reflection and the possibility form, the not-yet, as a mode of representation.

Galerie Suppan is showing a retrospective exhibition of the artist's work for the first time in its gallery at Palais Coburg, which not only provides an overview of his oeuvre but also an insight into his technical sophistication and conceptual precision. The exhibition is complemented by the latest series of works "Revisionen" (Revisions) in which Grill looks back at his works of recent years and reworks them in a spontaneous concept using direct, analogue overpaintings.


Galerie im Palais Coburg, Seilerstätte 3C, 1010 Vienna

Exhibition Duration

3 - 27 May 2023
3 - 10 May 2023
Tue-Wed 11-14
Thu-Fr 15-18
Sa after agreement by telephone
11 May - 30 June 2023
after agreement by telephone