• Helmut Dirnaichner

    Galerie D + C Mueller-Roth

    The material used by Helmut Dirnaichner is not only a surface that carries the image: it also constitutes the theme, color, and subject matter of his works. Soil, ashes, or finely powdered stone have been combined with cellulose and processed into heavy yet fragile sheets of paper. The color of the paper in each case results from the specific component substance.

    In the works in this exhibition, Dirnaichner has molded his paper into two basic forms: an elongated leaf and a wider oval. The elongated forms strongly resemble dried leaves or archaic signs. Some have been drawn out and narrowed so

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