Herbert Brandl

The work of Herbert Brandl (Graz, Austria, 1959) is contextualized in a romantic expressionism directly influenced by the Austrian expressionism and romanticism in the North of Europe.

From his beginnings, Brandl works through large oil canvases, mainly diptychs and triptychs, for creating dramatic and atmospheric landscapes. Brandl's abstract landscapes, as well as his still lives and female nudes, are characterized by the use of dynamic and gestural bodies of colour. In his paintings, the mountain appears as a main subject and it is presented almost optical illusion that moves between abstraction and figuration. Since the late nineties, the Alps landscape has become a reference topic in his art.

His work forms part of museums and public collections such as Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria), Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna (Vienna, Austria), MAM Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France), Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden, Germany) or Kunsthalle Bern (Bern, Switzerland).