Space for concealed

The abstrac­tion in realism.

68 sketches — 1 portrait

Solo exhi­bi­tion 2008, build­ing yard Ober­hauser-Schedler Bau
Vernissage open­ing Mag. Thomas Schiretz

In 2003 Schwarz started with the cycle “68 Sketches — 1 Por­trait”. A series of pho­to­re­al­is­tic por­traits in the for­mat 70 x 100 cm and entirely in black and white. In this series, the focus was not on the peo­ple depicted but on the expres­sion of the indi­vid­ual work. The use of por­traits of women as a tem­plate — but not as a strict truth. A por­trait by name­less faces. Through the use of reflec­tive glass, what is depicted eludes the viewer, cre­at­ing places with­out pre­de­ter­mined pic­to­r­ial infor­ma­tion, mak­ing room for what remains hidden.