“Very early on, the idea came to me that red was the color of my life,” said Markus Prachensky (1932–2011).
The Austrian artist’s radiant, dynamic, and contrast-rich red brushstrokes virtually dance through his oeuvre. The individual works, at turns wild in their gestures and serene in their composition, are at once energetic and meditative.
Markus Prachensky, whose strong anchoring in Austria’s art scene dates back to the 1950s, is among today’s best-regarded Austrian artists internationally. And with its tribute on what would have been his 85th birthday, the ALBERTINA Museum brings together prominent works from its own collection with hitherto unknown works from Prachensky’s extensive artistic estate.
Markus Prachensky: Rot auf schwarz-Puglia, 1976
Acrylic on paper
(© Atelier Markus Prachensky)
Markus Prachensky: California Miles, 2002
Acrylic on laid paper
(The Albertina Museum, Vienna)
Markus Prachensky: Swing de Provence (XV), 2007