EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION | Voka
About the artist
The term «Spontaneous Realism», which the internationally renowned Austrian artist VOKA himself created, captures the essence of his artistic works collected worldwide. VOKA creates his works from an unrestrained, inner dynamism by literally setting large-format canvases in motion with expressive colour movements, complementary contrasts and targeted brushstrokes. Whether urban subjects, such as New York or Paris, portraits of famous personalities, such as Marilyn Monroe or Jimi Hendrix, landscapes or scenes from life - the immense power is revealed in every brushstroke. They are an expression of his enthusiasm for optimism as well as his preference for expressive colour, which VOKA captures on canvas and relates to it in the contrasting play of colours. In his colourful and colour-intensive compositions, he creates unique, impressive works of art that always fill the viewer with positive feelings about life and vitalising joy.
A secure and fundamental artistic foundation is the artistic skill and knowledge developed over many decades- but also the esteem for the old masters and the intensive study of painting and drawing. All of this unfolds in the spontaneous creative process of VOKA, which has received worldwide attention.
The artist emphasizes: «If I knew in advance what the finished painting would look like, it would be too boring to paint it in the first place.»
1965 Born, lives and works in Puchberg am Schneeberg, Austria Since 2015 Exclusively represented in Switzerland by Galerie KUNST 7 Until 2017 Lecturer for painting: Academy of Fine Arts - Kolbermoor - Germany Until 2017 Lecturer for painting: Academy Bad Reichenhall - Germany
Exhibitions - Extract:
2010 Künstlerhaus / House of Artists - Vienna, Austria 2011 PGA British Open - Sandwich, England 2013 Novomaticforum - Vienna, Austria 2014 SIRONA FINE ART - Miami, USA 2014 Gallery Ariel Sibony - Paris, France 2015 KUNST 7 - Zurich, Switzerland 2015 CATTO GALLERY - Algarve, Portugal 2015 GERALD HARTINGER FINE ARTS - Vienna, Austria 2015 VIENNA FAIR - Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts - art fair 2017 GERALD HARTINGER FINE ARTS - Velden, Austria 2018 KUNST 7 - Zurich, Switzerland 2018 GERALD HARTINGER FINE ARTS - Vienna, Austria 2019 CATTO GALLERY - Algarve, Portugal 2019 LOHME ART GALLERY - Malmo, Sweden 2019 KUNST 7 - Zurich, Switzerland
Works are in collections around the globe and are traded at international art auctions.
VOKA has been exclusively represented in Switzerland in the gallery KUNST 7 since 2015.