Austrian artist Wolfgang Wirth shows on Espacio Algeciras of Galeria Magda Bellotti his work Little birds of Passage. After Los Angeles, Warsaw, Vienna and Innsbruck; Madrid is the 5th city in which the artist shows his project of travelling pictures. The installation of these (site-specific) in the environment and the public areas of each exhibition space is documented with photographs. About 30 small size pictures are exhibited together with his installation´s photographs.
The pictures mostly represent large dark surfaces inhabited by birds or other actors painted in a almost realistic way although often only hinted. The pictures use the painted space as a possible space for a temporary location. From another point of view, his work is located within the pictorial system.
Wolfgang Wirth´s work revolves around the matter of space, its external and internal borders and the possibility of trespassing them. Location and displacement, movement and pilgrimage, connection, space crossing and migration, displacement and dissolution of boundaries are dealt with through painting, although painting itself as a material medium is at the same time an object of reflection.
Wolfgang Wirth´s installations put his pictures in the context of the external reality, the real natural space. This way they approach the duality of paintings as physical objects as well as imaginary images. The photographs, mostly in black or white, become simulacra in which the figures represented in his paintings, such as te the migratory birds, can change with apparent easiness from one reality to another.
University of Music and Arts – Mozarteum Salzburg / Painting Department
University of Applied Arts – Vienna / MAS
Member of the artist´s collective Alpine Gothic
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria
das logikmodel / Andechsgalerie / Innsbruck/Austria
open space LBOP#4 / Stadturmgalerie / Innsbruck/Austria
LBOP#3 / Charim Galerie Showroom / Vienna/Austria
"Minimals“ / Stadtturmgalerie / Innsbruck/Austria
LBOP#2 – some place or other / lokal_30 / Warsaw/Poland
LITTLE BIRDS OF PASSAGE#1 / Alison Cortson Studio / Los Angeles/USA
Grenzziehungen? / Kunstpavillon / Innsbruck/Austria
Nominiertenausstellung Eisler Preis 2007 / Tresor – BA-CA / Vienna/Austria
acht positionen / RLB Kunstbrücke / Innsbruck/Austria
Wolfgang Wirth at lokal_30 / lokal_30 / Warsaw/Poland
Daniel Pitin, Wolfgang Wirth / Charim Galerie / Vienna/Austria
HangART-7 Edition 1 / Hangar-7 / Salzburg/Austria
come closer / Galerie 5020 / Salzburg/Austria
trans/archive, Schleifen des Bedeutens / Galerie 5020 / Salzburg/Austria
Artist in Residence / lokal_30 / Warschau/Poland
Projects and exhibitions with Alpine Gothic
10.000 Edelweiß / Kölner Haus / Serfaus/Austria
Schöne Aussichten / Wahre Landschaft / Radstadt/Austria
Brettl vor´m Kopf (Performance) / Kittycorner - be my guest / Vienna/Austria
MASKA / Österreichisches Kulturforum Warschau / Warsaw/Poland
No Sound of Music / Salzburger Kunstverein / Salzburg/Austria
Splittergruppe Almrausch (Symposion) / Wienstation / Vienna/Austria