Hubert Scheibl belongs to the most important Austrian representatives of abstract painting.
He grew up in Salzkammergut, from 1976 to 1981 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He was a student of Max Weiler and Arnulf Rainer. In the 1980ies he belonged to the Austrian artist group “Neue Wilde” (“New Wild Ones”), whose large scale paintings are characterized through an individual gestural and defiant-abstract manner of painting. Scheibl began to exhibit internationally in 1985, amongst others at the São Paulo Biennale and 1988 at the Venice Biennale.
Scheibl brings the ample application of nature as well as its overwhelming elemental forces, to which also our own existence is subordinated, into the focus of his large scale works. Scheibl brings terms like expansion and resistance, development and repression, narrowness and width, chaos, chance and order, attraction and aggression, growth and deterioration into dynamically abstracted paintings.