vitae and artistic development
- 1977 Gerhard Stimpfl starts to draw regularely.
First he does small formats in pencil in a style reminding of the fantastic
realists, soon also works in water colour mostly mixed with graphic techniques
as for example charcoal or crayons. The content of the pictures is taken from
fantasy and refers more or less to lyrics of pop music (in the beginning particularly
Nazareth, Pink Floyd and Genesis), which he is listening to while working
on his pictures.
- 1981 - 1984, during his vocational education
as a teacher for secondary schools for the subjects German language and art
education at the Pedagogic Academy at Graz, various works are done when studying
at Prof. Peter SZYSZKOWITZ. These works look more scholastical instead of
showing further development, which arguably still slumbers in the bud.
- A very intensive phase of creative activities
reaches its top in 1991, when Stimpfl, now working as a teacher for fine arts
at the HLW Fohnsdorf, creates a lot of works in various techniques mostly
when working together with his highly talented student Margit PLATNY. He learns
also a lot from her who by herself later on studies art painting and now lives
as an artist in Toscany. Most of the works are done in mixed media predominated
by the use of water colour. Aside that he does some works in water colour.
These works are closely related to paint-brush-drawings.
- Paintings and drawings from the nude,
which Stimpfl exercises at courses in 1991 at Ernst Peter LANDSCHBAUER, August
SVOBODA and Franz SCHICHO, are intensivated since 1998 by attending courses
on studies from the nude at Friederike SCHWAB regularely. He does a lot of
drawings with various pencils, crayons and chalks, also a lot of mixed media
works and only seldom he paints in acrylic.
- Since 1999 Stimpfl except of nudes also does
works on other motives such as portrait studies and from 2000 on also landscape
motives. A course on water colour at Albert HOFFMANN and a course at Arthur
REDHEAD at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts "HORTUS NIGER"
at Brtonigla (Istria) in Sommer 2000 are important motivation to him to deal
now intensively with his personal artistic development. He is a member of
the group due
tre since its foundation.
- 2001: Again he attends a course on studies
from the nude at Friederike SCHWAB at Retzhof near Leibnitz. Throughout this
year he mostly concentrates on works on architectural motives or landscapes.
In August he attends the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts "HORTUS
NIGER" at Brtonigla (course at Arthur REDHEAD). From September on a love-affair
with Sonja SCHIEFER (also a painter) takes much influence on his life and
also on his artistic work.
2002: Participation at a course on studies
from the nude together with all the members of the group due tre at Friederike
SCHWAB at Retzhof near Leibnitz. Regularely works on two thematic cycles are
done: abstrakt picture compositions about "The Extra-Terrestrials And Their
Apparatus" (since early 2001) and variations on female abdomen and erotic
fantasies under the title "In The Land of Mons Veneris" (since autumn
of 2002). In November he attends the course "painting out of the subliminal"
at Axl LITSCHKE. Stimpfl's work, which always had a strong personal context,
is now even more stamped by personal experiences.
2003: Again he attends a course on studies
from the nude at Friederike SCHWAB at Retzhof near Leibnitz. His works from
the nudes now get more and more different from typical ones, the nudes now become
elements of his conceptianal ideas and creations. The cycles "The Extra-Terrestrials
And Their Apparatus" and "In The Land of Mons Veneris" are continued.
Now he often combines water colour and acrylic in his paintings and his pictoral
compositions get more and more flat and striking. Also some acrylics on canvas
2004: After some attempts on computer graphics
which play with striking nudes and the meaning of words he does some various
works in the techniques mentioned above while his cycles are continued.
2005: Some works of late 2004 and some new
works, all of them acrylic on canvas are chosen to start a new cycle under the
title "In Occasion of ..." - This is a cycle of abstract works with
some integrated personal symbolism and rather long funny titles to the paintings.
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