THOMAS SUPPER

25 November 2021 - 5 February 2022
  • THOMAS SUPPER

  • The approach of Thomas Supper’s artistic work is conceptual painting. Painting on steel plates is made visible through heat and different temperatures. The voluntary impulse of alienation transforms profound and technical processes into painterly gestures. Fat insults and disturbs the material and creates a space of reflection and projection for the viewer and the omnipresent environment around him. A close connection between perspective and arrangement is created, an endless interplay between presence and the outside world.

    • Thomas Supper Untitled, 2021 stainless steel, fat 180 x 185 cm 74 3/4 x 72 7/8 in
      Thomas Supper
      Untitled, 2021
      stainless steel, fat
      180 x 185 cm
      74 3/4 x 72 7/8 in
    • Thomas Supper Module (No. 2 - No. 5), 2021 aluminium, wood, jute 170 cm; diameter: 10 cm 66 7/8 in
      Thomas Supper
      Module (No. 2 - No. 5), 2021
      aluminium, wood, jute
      170 cm; diameter: 10 cm
      66 7/8 in
  • ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Thomas Supper
    Module (No. 1) ,Detail , 2021
    aluminium, wood, jute
    170 cm; diameter: 10 cm 

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Thomas Supper (b 1994, Oberwart/Burgenland) currently lives and works between Vienna and Feldbach, AT. Since 2018 Supper studies Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under Prof. Mag. Brigitte Kowanz and Jakob Lena Knebl. Since 2014 he has been working at the Loderer art foundry in Mühldorf near Feldbach.

  • Conceptual Paintings , 'plastic material fields'
    Thomas Supper
    Untitled, 2021
    stainless steel, fat
    180 x 185 cm

    Conceptual Paintings

    "plastic material fields"
    Supper's conceptual paintings could probably best be described as „plastic material fields“, which find their starting point in the material: Steel and fat, worked in an induction oven. The oven is heated to 600 degrees and as a result violates the material in different ways. When the steel plate is positioned vertically in the oven, a gradient of colour is created, when it is positioned horizontally, a uniform one. Grease on the surface creates another layer of colour reduction. Large works are created in several modules. It is crucial to catch the exact time window so that the painterly colour nerve is hit.
  • SELECTED EXHIBITIONS OF THE ARTIST

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS OF THE ARTIST

     

    Selected group exhibitions include: viennacontemporary; hayday mayday, (2019) Thomas Supper & Sophia Laysheva, Laurenz Space, Wien, AT (2020); Overstrained, KS Room, Kornberg, Feldbach, AT (2020), Chambre d'Ami·xes (Room of Friends), curated by Monika Georgieva (2021), Focus On Section, Galerie Kandlhofer 2021