Oliver Dorfer at hilger contemporary 8th march 07 till april 5th 07

Galerie Ernst Hilger

March 2, 2007

Oliver Dorfer
eiga & pole

08.03.07 – 05.04.07

opening: thursday, 8 march 2007, 7pm

A catalogue is available

hilger contemporary

Dorotheergasse 5, A- 1010 Vienna

Tel: 43-1-512 53 15

Fax: 43-1-513 91 26

[email protected]

http://www.hilger.at

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

As regards my work, generating image-icons can be more profoundly understood under the aspects of film or arrangement of set designs than the regime of art theory or even avant-garde, boundary-breaking logic. Whether it is art, cult or trash depends on the eye of the beholder. What remains is the thrill of challenging the overpowering might of images and the resurgence of image monopolies with one’s own regime of signs. It’s a question of handling the inundating visual media of the present – animation films, comix, children’s book illustrations, graphic design, video games, street and character art, logos, icons, mangas – which I counter with my own syntax of signs.These signs present themselves as visual statements, have therefore more of visuals about them than painting per se. Their comic-type associations play with the sequential narrative style of picture stories, thus mixing – quite deliberately and without valuation – the trash of porncomix with the tradition of portrait painting, the gentle innocence of children’s book illustrations with the aesthetics of advertising logos.

Oliver Dorfer, 1963 born in Linz, 1967-70 New Delhi, India

1986 studies sociology, Linz, 1990 becomes member of the artist union MAERZ.

For further informations please contact the gallery: [email protected]

Galerie Ernst Hilger – since 1971,

http://www.hilger.at