Jakob Traxlmayr
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Jakob Traxlmayr

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Jakob Traxlmayr

Jakob Traxlmayr - Warehouse Party, 2022 - 300 x 150 cm | Spraylack, Acryl auf Leinwand
Warehouse Party, 2022

300 x 150 cm | Spray paint, acrylic on canvas


Jakob Traxlmayr

For more than 20 years, Jakob Traxlmayr has been engaging with the possibilities of pictorial composition.

Challenging the principles of classical Stylewriting, he has continuously questioned how a painting is constructed. His architectural approach, analytical and at the same time intuitive, led him to experiment with various deconstructive methods.

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The climax of this path was reached when series of »buff-stains«, i.e. traces of cleaned artworks, started to appear on trains in various public transport systems. A painting in public space exists on the premise that it will disappear. Its destruction is immanent in the system, and therefore it cannot be integrated and capitalized by economic forces. This paradox motivates Traxlmayr. He adapts techniques of train cleaning to create new compositions by reversing their usage. His current works are a result of this subversive gesture.

Six Months in a Basement, 2022

200 x 145 cm | Spray paint, acrylic on canvas

Closed Playground, 2022

130 x 78 cm | Spray paint, acrylic on canvas

Printing Money, 2022

300 x 215 cm | Spray paint, acrylic on canvas

Cut Supply Chain, 2022

200 x 185 cm | Spray paint on canvas

Six Reasons to Go Out, 2022

330 x 215 cm | Spray paint on canvas

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