"Painting is energy"
Alfred Hansl, born in 1959, is one of the established painters in the Linz art scene. His mostly brightly colored abstract pictures impress with their sovereign coloring and a balanced mixture of dynamism and calm. Spaces and depths are created through numerous applications of paint. Chaos and re-created principles of order play a central role in Hansl's work, his painted emotionality, courageous and powerful approach makes energy visible and tangible.
For Alfred Hansl, painting means a constant interplay between intuitive action and analytical observation, between dynamism and calm, between agitation and serenity, meditative action and a scratching of the seal on the unconscious, an occasionally externally stimulated sinking into the inner universe.
The pictures are mainly created in a longer work process, layer by layer a permanent tightrope walk between discarding and saving, between abundance and reduction, a constant build-up and again apparent destruction.
Alfred Hansl prefers to work in mixed media. Acrylic, chalk and graphite pencil are the most important work utensils, but sand, spray and other elements are also included.
Freelance artist since 1994, 2004 opening of the art & projects gallery in Linz,
Since 2005 lecturer at numerous art academies (Bad Reichenhall Art Academy (D), Art Factory Vienna, Geras Art Academy, Wildkogel Academy, Kolbermoor Academy (D), artteam Academy (Switzerland).
Alfred Hansl by Andreas Strohhammer
Lentos Art Museum Linz
No longer an insider tip
Alfred Hansl is now one of the established painters on the Linz art scene. His unmistakable abstract expressive style is a product of his meanwhile
30 years of artistic creation. During these years Hansl developed his very own visual language, which he has also taught as a lecturer at numerous art academies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland for years.
“The creative process is important to the painter Hansl and can be seen in the picture. Before completion, the “staged chance” gives way to the ratio of the brain: those accents and “final chords” that the painting demands are skillfully set. The explosiveness of the early years gives way to a sensitivity that draws attention to an intensive perception of the space. The balance between compression and relaxation of the pictorial elements not only works in the big picture, but is also revealed in the details. Close-up vision reveals a microcosm that depicts an independent order and yet is an essential part of the entire picture structure. "
Lentos Art Museum Linz