Dietmar Kainrath

Culture in Cans

The freelance cartoonist Dietmar Kainrath will enrich the Red Bull Hangar-7 for the fourth time now with an exhibition of his works from the ‘Culture in Cans’ series. The exhibition will run from 31.08.2013 to the end of October 2013.

Kainrath interprets the works of various renowned artists, architects, writers, composers and singers in his works, including Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Frank Sinatra, Gustav Klimt, William Shakespeare and Zaha Hadid. A fixed component of each cartoon are the sketches of cans, famous from the Red Bulletin with their simple design and lack of straight lines - sometimes as a silent observer, sometimes in a commentating role. Pen-and-ink, a thin paintbrush and sparing use of watercolours create a unique aesthetic imagery.

Dietmar Kainrath was born on 8 September 1942 in Innsbruck and initially attended art college. Although he developed an enthusiasm for cartoon drawing at an early stage, his desire to travel became his highest priority during this phase.

He spent a few years in major European cities and even worked at a circus in Germany, among other things. After returning to Innsbruck and the birth of his first son, his life plans changed and he initially worked as a self-employed commercial artist. He finally made his passion for cartoons his main profession at the end of the 1970s. Today Kainrath lives and works with wife Verena in Tyrol.

The artist has achieved renown through his numerous exhibitions in Austria, Germany and the USA. His most successful drawings include his 60 cartoons for Charles Bukowski’s Film Barfly. His first exhibition as a freelance artist was held in 1979 and focused on the theme of alcohol. Although still undertaking various graphic design orders, the number of companies appreciating his work started to increase. Drawings for Porsche, Mercedes, Austrian Airlines, Weltwoche, Penthouse and Playboy followed as a result. His cartoons of Tyrol, justice, politics, addiction and sport have appeared in numerous national and international publications.

Dietmar Kainrath’s role models include Romanian-American artist and cartoonist Saul Steinberg, French graphic designer and author Tomi Ungerer and Paul Flora. Kainrath’s most recent activities include working as a cartoonist for The Red Bulletin magazine and for the TV channel ServusTV.

Selection of works:

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Dietmar Kainrath - Culture in Cans
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Dietmar Kainrath - Culture in Cans: Roy Lichtenstein
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Dietmar Kainrath - Culture in Cans: Oskar
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Dietmar Kainrath - Culture in Cans: Vincent
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Dietmar Kainrath - Culture in Cans: David

Exhibition period

From August 31st 2013 until end of December 2013.

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The Magic of the Moment:

70 Years of Sports Photography by Magnum /en/art/exhibitions/the-magic-of-the-moment-70-years-of-sports-photography-by-magnum/

Per aspera ad astra

through hardships to the stars /en/art/exhibitions/per-aspera-ad-astra-through-hardships-to-the-stars/

Jimmy Nelson

“Before they pass away“ /en/art/exhibitions/jimmy-nelson-before-they-pass-away/

Terra Mater

Discover and understand the world /en/art/exhibitions/terra-mater-discover-and-understand-the-world/

Jörg F. Zimmermann

Farben des Lichts - Fine Glass Arts /en/art/exhibitions/farben-des-lichts-fine-glass-arts-by-joerg-f-zimmermann/

Alexander Maria Lohmann


HUMANPLAYGROUND
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Dietmar Kainrath


"Erfinder und Erfindungen"
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Rainer W. Schlegelmilch


"The Golden Age of Car Racing"
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Finale in Salzburg


Red Bull Illume at Hangar-7
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Dietmar Kainrath


"Im Focus: Filme"
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Steve McQueen


The Last Mile
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Gregor Schlierenzauer

“Stille Momente” (Quiet Moments) /en/art/exhibitions/gregor-schlierenzauer/

Robert Rottensteiner


Yssilo - Parallele Welt
/en/art/exhibitions/robert-rottensteiner/

THE SWARM


A Parametric Pavilion
/en/art/exhibitions/the-swarm/

HangART–7 Edition 19: The Baltic States


Tides of change
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Red Bull Illume 2011


Picture This!
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HangART–7 Edition 18: Czech Republic


A Dance
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HangART–7 Edition 17:
Poland

In dark
woods
/en/art/hangart-7-edition-17-poland/

HangART–7 Edition 16: England

The Secret Of England's Greatness /en/art/hangart-7-edition-16-england/

Jos Pirkner


Material, Form und Raum
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Dietmar Kainrath


„Canrath“
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HangART–7 Edition 15: Austria

An Encounter with
Reality
/en/art/hangart-7-edition-15-austria/

HangART–7 Edition 14: Germany


Paint Something German
/en/art/hangart-7-edition-14-germany/

Eleanor Coppola


Circle of Memory
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HangART–7 Edition 13: Italy


Una forza del passato
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HangART–7 Edition 12: Portugal


Pavilhão de Portugal
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HangART–7 Edition 11: L.A. Potential


L.A. Potential
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