Erwin Bohatsch was born in 1951 in Mürzzuschlag. Between 1971 and 1976 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he now teaches. His artistic career started in the 1970s, and in the 1980s he attracted attention as he worked under the auspices of the “New Savages”, but developed his own unique position. Like the “New Savages” he was interested in painting for its own sake, but over time the artistic process and the materiality of the works came to the fore.
Bohatsch’s works are created by applying layers of colour as a varnish – that is to say, with the underlying colours showing through – one on top of the other. In places the colours below show through, in other places he creates a veil; the canvas frequently peers out, and the centre of the image is often left open. His works are also characterised by drips and paths of colour created by the spatula as well as clouds of colour and sharp contours.
Issue Date: 04.04.2016 Designer: Regina Simon Illustrator: Erwin Bohatsch Printer: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 34.5 x 50 mm Values: EUR 0.80