Published by JOVIS. Edited by Hemma Schmutz, Ingeburg Wurzer.
This survey traces the career of Vienna-based gestural abstractionist Otto Zitko (born 1959). Texts by Austrian art historians Ulrich Loock and Hemma Schmutz accompany a collection of Zitko’s early canvas paintings, carbon reverse glass paintings, large-format aluminum panels and his well-known painting interventions.
Published by Jovis. Edited by Tom Trevor, Ingeburg Wurzer.
Austrian artist Otto Zitko (born 1959) makes expansive, gestural, abstract wall drawings that are described by Arnolfini director Tom Trevor as “a mind-blowing, intensely touching environment… with an all-encompassing subjective reality.” Me, Myself and I documents three painting-interventions by the artist at Premium Point in Bucharest; Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin; and the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol (UK).
Published by Jovis. Edited by Hemma Schmutz, Barbara Steiner, Ingeburg Wurzer.
Labyrinthine, whirling lines surround the viewer on all sides as Zitko's pictures explode their frames, oftentimes overwriting the structure of a room until it appears to disintegrate. Here, the Austrian artist examines drawing, space, graphic expression and architecture in wall drawings, paintings and works on paper and aluminum.