Wheat Field with Cypresses

Anton Franz Hoeger

GERMANY

Anton Franz Hoeger

Title

Swimmer

Medium

Oil on Canvas

Year

2019

L (in)

31

H (in)

31

Price

$100

Artwork Details

The naked woman with the bathing cap is not simply a nude figure in front of an apparently neutral background, but a haunting offer to the viewer. The new world is falling apart. Values that we can rely on, are becoming fragile. The volatile world dominates modern man. The cybernetic revolution, digitalisation, is advancing. Political structures are becoming unstable, anthropogenic climate change dominates the discourse and future scenarios are "gini out the bottle" and "stalled engines". The female figure in The Swimmer interprets these apparently gloomy prognoses of the immediate modern era. In the background there is an image of a neutral white fragile canvas. The naked woman's upper body and face are exaggeratedly injured in color, a victim from the dystopian TV series The Walking Dead? A frightening sight at first glance, yet Hoeger resolves the bathroom scenario in the almost concentrated and averted gaze of the depicted woman, supported by the striking bathing cap.

Artist Bio

Anton Franz Hoeger, born 1956 in Munich, Germany. Special painting courses for the highly gifted during youth. Elective subject art during high school.
Specialized secondary school for design. Later my artistic roots go back to the “Wiener Malschule”, taught by a master student of Prof. Ernst Fuchs. Now living in Texas.
"The work of Anton Hoeger can be seen as part of the creative and significant topicality of our time. In this sense, the decisive factor for his imaginative artistic work is not his own experience as an art consumer, but rather the processes that depend on knowledge, which are revealed in modern philosophy as the essence of truth". (Dr. W. Fassrainer - Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich)

Solo exhibitions:
2005-Solo exhibition Montreal (Gora-Gallery);
2005-Solo exhibition Soho, New York,
(Agora-Gallery); 2006-Solo exhibition Munich (Realismusgalerie);
2007-Solo exhibition Bamberg (Senger);
2008-2015 Solo exhibition Munich (Størpunkt);
2017-Solo exhibition (Zagreb) Museum

Group exhibitions:
2005-Group exhibition Soho, New York, (Agora-Gallery);
2007-Biennale Florence;
2010-Tuebingen (Schedhalle);
2012-Group exhibition Munich (Størpunkt);
2013-Group exhibition Essen (Kunstturm);
2013-Group exhibition Coburg (Kunstverein)
2014-Art Stroke (Munich);
2014-Art Fair (Cologne);
2015-Art Fair (Cologne);
2016-Luxembourg (ART FAIR)
2018-Group exhibition (Museo Civico di Rieti)
2019-Group exhibition Munich (Størpunkt);
2020- Texas

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