Artist: Johann Nussbacher (Germany)
Title: Reale fiction 87
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 140H x 100B x 2cm
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ices eaten away by the time It is like a collage: a series of spongy rocks, or ices eaten away by the time, in which the sky-blue and white colours are predominating all over the canvas. An intense rosy nuance takes place above, in the right, opposite to a deeper shading in the lower part: a blue shading almost black. The effect is the one of a composition that looks bidimensional and tridimensional at the same time, with a fascinating rising of details standing out from the surfaces, to give, still more, a strong sense of materiality.
The adjective “reale” is in Italian: is it possible that the wish was to “play” with the double meaning of “reale” that, in the Italian language, can mean both “real” and “royal”? Anyway the works “Reale Fiction” by Johann Nußächer are characterized by a tridimensional appearance (the surface is always flat) that plays in a remarkable way with the typical aspects of natural materials, as gypsum surfaces, dug, cut, pierced, submitted to different colour gradations. It is this relationship between fiction and reality to create the mysterious and polyvalent fascination of these works, that can be read in very different ways too (macro-photography effects) and involve with their abstract beauty, communicating directly with the field of fantasy and fantastic.