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Heimo Zobernig

Born in Carinthia in 1958, Heimo Zobernig has developed a protean body of artwork. Trained as a set designer, the artist has produced paintings, sculptural objects and installations but also performances, films and videos in which he is often the principal actor. Thus, he appeared nude in the the video Nr. 24 (2007), grappling with with three shapeless creatures standing out in a blue screen incrustation. This procedure, employed in cinema and television, enables the covering of homogenous colours by other images and makes possible, in its advanced version in the form of Chroma-Key technology, the covering of several colours at the same time. Zobernig’s battle with the three standard colours of this technique (blue, green and red), a very reduced palette, takes on an allegorical meaning and seems to ironically represent the artist’s struggle with the creative means at his disposition, namely colours. Assailed by the latter, the artist is shaken up ; they threaten him, try to submerge him, violently disrobe him and make him disappear.

Artworks

  1. Heimo Zobernig, ‘untitled’, 2004. Acrylique et ruban adhésif sur toile. 200 x 200 cm. Collection Mudam Luxembourg. Acquisition 2008 © Photo : Archive Heimo Zobernig
    Heimo Zobernig untitled, 2004

    Acrylique et ruban adhésif sur toile
    200 x 200 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2008
    © Photo : Archive Heimo Zobernig

  1. Heimo Zobernig, ‘Nr. 24’, 2007. Vidéo couleur, silencieux. 14 min 22 sec, en boucle. Collection Mudam Luxembourg. Acquisition 2008 © Photogramme : Archive Heimo Zobernig
    Heimo Zobernig Nr. 24, 2007

    Vidéo couleur, silencieux
    14 min 22 sec, en boucle
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2008
    © Photogramme : Archive Heimo Zobernig

  1. Heimo Zobernig, ‘untitled’, 2012. Série de 8 peintures. Acrylique sur toile 100 x 100 cm chacune. Collection Mudam Luxembourg Donation 2023 – Gaby et Wilhelm Schürmann avec le soutien des membres du Cercle des collectionneurs du Mudam Luxembourg © Heimo Zobernig
    Heimo Zobernig untitled, 2012

    Série de 8 peintures
    Acrylique sur toile
    100 x 100 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2023 – Gaby et Wilhelm Schürmann avec le soutien des membres du Cercle des collectionneurs du Mudam Luxembourg
    © Heimo Zobernig

  1. Heimo Zobernig, ‘untitled’, 2015. Bronze. 227 x 100 x 74 cm. Collection Mudam Luxembourg. Donation 2023 – Gaby et Wilhelm Schürmann avec le soutien des membres du Cercle des collectionneurs du Mudam Luxembourg © Heimo Zobernig
    Heimo Zobernig untitled, 2015

    Bronze
    227 x 100 x 74 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2023 – Gaby et Wilhelm Schürmann avec le soutien des membres du Cercle des collectionneurs du Mudam Luxembourg
    © Heimo Zobernig

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