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Hubert Scheibl is one of the most important Austrian representatives of abstract painting.
Scheibl grew up in the Salzkammergut and completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1976 to 1981. He was a student of Max Weiler and Arnulf Rainer. In the 1980s he belonged to the Austrian group of artists known as the Neue Wilden, whose large-format paintings are characterized by an individually gestural and defiantly abstract style of painting in exuberant color. In 1985 Scheibl began exhibiting internationally, including at the São Paulo Biennale and the 1988 Venice Biennale.
In his large-format works, Scheibl focuses thematically on the broad range of themes of nature and its unbridled elemental forces, to which our own existence is also subject. Scheibl captures concepts such as expansion and resistance, unfolding and repression, narrowness and expanse, chaos, chance and order, attraction and aggression, growth and perdition in dynamically abstracted images.