Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Ingried Brugger, Florian Steininger. Text by Herbert Brandl, Richard Shiff, Florian Steininger, Franz West. Interview by Florian Steininger.
This publication presents a selection of Herbert Brandlís paintings from the early 1980s onward, alongside his most recent works created for a retrospective at the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna. The book also explores Brandlís affinity for the paintings of Altdorfer, Titian and Rubens in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, which have provided enduring inspiration for his work.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Robert Fleck. Text by Robert Fleck, Philipp Kaiser.
Curator Robert Fleck, who selected Herbert Brand's work for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale, sees him as one of very few painters making significant contributions to the debate in both figurative and abstract art. Brandl, Fleck notes, "numbers among the most audible voices of a generation that abandoned the heritage of Minimalism in favor of a free iconographic vocabulary which contains traces of the visible environment as well as non-figurative forces, lines and color fields, visualizing the speed and spaces of life." Brandl, born in 1959, was given the entire Austrian Pavilion and presented some 20 new pieces, abstract and figurative, individual and in series, in varying formats; this book includes every piece shown, and a survey of the work that led up to it, from 2005 to 2007.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Artwork by Herbert Brandl, Peter Weibel. Edited by Gunther Holler-Schuster, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Denys Zacharopoulos, Ulrich Loock.
One of the most important, though largely unknown, exponents of the new painting, Herbert Brandl helped take art in a new direction in the 1980s, not least in response to a concept-based medium that had become academic. This volume documents Brandl's artistic development to date, revealing the strong analytic components of his work, and his ability to "depict depicting."