Guest Chef September 2021
Where do the wonders of the world meet the deadly sins? Where do fairy-tales meet the heptathlon sports contest? Where do you find world-famous films and artists on drinks cans? The answer: In dietmar kainrath’s new exhibition “the magic 7”. The works of the tyrolean artist are on display from 8 July to 3 September 2017 in his 7th exhibition at Hangar-7 in Salzburg.
Indian ink pen, thin brush strokes and the sparing use of water colours are the hallmarks of Dietmar Kainrath’s art. His creations are renowned for their aesthetic brushwork. With the quirky effects produced by his pen, Kainrath realises his ideas in original and unexpected ways.
The richly symbolic number 7 forms the motto and framework surrounding a wide variety of caricatures presented by the artist in his current exhibition. The thematic arc of the exhibition extends from sport to world heritage, from fairytale to film, from art to religion – accompanied always by the cans which have become so well-known from the Red Bulletin. Drawn with simple pen strokes without a ruler, they guide us through the artist’s exhibition. Sometimes the cans take centre stage; sometimes they provide an audacious commentary on what is happening.
In his “The magic 7” exhibition, Dietmar Kainrath opens up new and unusual perspectives and humorous, creative interpretations of familiar themes and great artists.
From July 8 to 3 September 2017.