Filaree heights_160X160cm_oil on canvas_2009
A Thousand-Word Story of 'Sunset on Your Breath'
Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. They were maestros from Europe, who had played tremendous roles in the history of the world art. To be more precise, they were the world-class artists born in Austria. Recently, an artist appeared, approaching the rank of world-class artists step by step, while attracting an explosive attention from Europe and the United States. She is Bianca Regl born in Austria. Already in May, 2008, UNC Gallery introduced to the Korean audience six artists of diverse nationalities who were active in Berlin being established as a center of the world art, while being highly reputed also in Europe and the United States. UNC Gallery would like to focus on Bianca Regl who is rapidly emerging as a world-class painter by holding her first solo exhibition in 2010.
Currently, Bianca Regl is very active in Europe and the United States. Despite the gloomy world economic recession, her works are very popular among world-class collectors because of their outstanding artistic value.
Her strongest point is that she expresses authenticity and essence of the phenomena and objects easily found around us with sensuous colors, powerful and controlled brush touches to show some instant images simply in the bold spatial structure supported by the firm drawing.
Her "Sunset on Your Breath" which will be shown at UNC Gallery for the period from January 21 to February 11, 2010 is a swimming pool series evoking an illusion of swimming in the universe. Her unique brushstroke describes the contrast between light and darkness against the monochrome background only to render a colorful feeling for the audience. Her human body sculptures vary every hour and minute due to refraction and reflection of the lights in the water, and therefore, they look powerful and sensuous. When viewed from afar, they are real, but when viewed from near, they are the abstract paintings consisting of thick lines. Such transition and vagueness connote tension of the human body as well as its sensual aesthetics. Color, brushwork and canvas are Bianca Regl's important media, and particularly, the brush stroke is her own unique tool for creation.
This time, UNC Gallery is willing to show to the Korean audience another true aspect of the world contemporary art by featuring the works produced by Bianca Regl who is highly reputed for her artistry, unique technique and inborn sensuous talent not only in Europe but also in the United States.