Josef Florian Krichbaum
Art Market|Issue #47 May 2020
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My work is dedicated to the artists who were cutting the edges of figurative painting and drawing scenes at the Art Academy in Vienna. Vienna, The place where famous artists like Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and many essential figures started their way a hundred years ago, also, great contemporary masters like Erwin Wurm made their first steps.

In my art, two entirely different topics come together: art skills and DNA of Old Masters artistic style, which I do not only imitate but, moreover, try to feel and re-invent, to transfer it into my world and the 21st century. This Old Masters artistic style and technique are being combined with the second part of my cultural interest, which is comics, urban art, and pop surrealism.

I am telling whimsical stories about society and human nature in different psychological situations.

I specialized in very small-scale, detailed oil/egg tempera paintings, heavily influenced by the Old Masters like Pieter Bruegel combined with comics.

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