Sarah Bechter (*1989) lives and works in Vienna. She studied painting at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and has participated in exhibitions at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (CH); Intersticio Madrid (ESP); Haus Wien (AT); Exile Gallery (Vienna); tart/Galerie Thoman, Vienna (solo); Pilot Vienna (solo); Kunstverein Schattendorf; eastcontemporary (It/Fr); Not Cancelled Salon (online exhibition); Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna); Kunstverein Bludenz (AT); Haus Wittgenstein (Vienna); Magyar Mühely Galeria (Budapest); summer art picnic, sort (Vienna); and Spazi Aperti (Rome.), among others.
Her works are represented in several public collections such as Artothekt des Bundes, Belvedere 21; City of Vienna, Wien Museum; State of Vorarlberg, Hypo Landesbank, Illwerke AG.
The conditions and ambivalences of artistic production lie at the center of Sarah Bechter‘s practice. Blurring the lines between the private and the public, work and leisure, surface and line, Bechter‘s canvases exist as individual subjects, rather than surfaces of projection, and seem entangled in a vivid debate among themselves. The artist uses a wide range of techniques and references to interrogate the validity of the images she creates, and of painting itself. Furthermore, Bechter invites the viewer to a game of hide-and-seek by often only hinting at protagonists and objects, infusing her works with a mysterious, dreamy atmosphere.